Merfrau and the Ferocious Five
Opening March 13

Merfrau and the Ferocious FiveOn display March 6th through March 27thOpening Reception Friday, March 13th, 6-9pSix artists explore graphic territories ranging from clean, biting satire to visceral scratchings, and all ...

Macrame & Margaritas
March 8

Macrame & MargaritasJoin us to learn the art of modern macrame! CAD Resident Edyta Stepien and board member Birdie Soti will lead a workshop on knotting techniques to create your own vintage ...

Tax Tips for Artists & Freelancers
February 13

Krystal Boney, Accountant and Founder of Bean Knights, will be hosting a presentation for artists and freelancers seeking tax tips for their individual practices. Topics on expenses, legal entities, and proper ...

Opening February 5

Recalentada Collective consists of artists, writers, educators, researchers, who prioritize immigration issues as part of their everyday life. Through conversation and sharing, they have been engaging in vulnerable ...

Opening February 14

“On Foenem Who Cares?” examines elements of Chicago culture in relation to several artists experiences in the city. Each member of the Dolph creative collective will exhibit work referencing their experience in ...

CYBORGS: Ancient & Current, Imagining & Performing. Exhibition & Performance series. February 7th – February 28th

CYBORGS: Ancient & Current, Imagining & PerformingExhibition & Performance series. February 7th - 28thCAD North Dedicated to the legacy of the Russian Avant-Garde, CYBORGS: Ancient & Current, ...

POC Artist Space: WIP/CRIT
January 18

POC Artist space meet up this month will be in the form of work in progress critique. We will be viewing and discussing the work of Wisdom Baty and Lily Be. ...

Nou La
Opening Reception January 10

Nou La features the mixed-media paintings of artist Alexandra Antoine. These paintings utilize images of friends and family taken by the artist during her travels back to her parent's homeland of Haiti. The mixing of ...

Artoma: The Art of Cancer
Opening Reception January 10

The artists in this exhibition have regarded cancer as an inevitable part of life’s path and allowed their cancer and treatment to guide their art. Using ancient and modern techniques and materials each artist offers ...

Nascent States
Opening Dec 13

Nascent States Mexican immigrant living in Chicago, Rodrigo Lara constructs memorials. The artist molds fragments of personal, social, and intercultural memories into physical form in much the same way our brains and ...

Crystal Ball 2019

SAVE THE DATE!CRYSTAL BALL 2019 – CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT ANNUAL Crystal BallSaturday, December 7, 20197:00-10:00 p.m.Chicago Art Department1926 South HalstedChicago, IL 60608 Chicago Art Department’s ...

Preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner – The Trump in the room
November 24, 2019

You are invited to The Trump in the room. The event is a large pre-Thanksgiving dinner intervention to prepare us to break bread across the divide. With roughly 50 guests in attendance, participants will have the ...

Opening November 8, 2019

Chicago Art Department is partnering with Instituto Gráfico de Chicago (IGC) for their 7th annual educational printmaking festival, Grabadolandia, scheduled to take place November 15, 16, and 17, 2019. CAD will be ...

Caravana Mx
Opening October 29

CARAVANA MX explores the socio-spatial practices of the Latino community in Chicago, focusing on Mexican Americans living in Pilsen. Organized by the graduating architecture class at Tec de Monterrey Campus ...