Sweet 16 Fun-raiser
Saturday May 16, 2020

Save the date for something sweet! CAD is celebrating Spring with our Sweet 16 Fun-raiser, aiming to support our Studio Residency, Think-Tank Programs, Exhibitions, and Pubic Events. Sweet 16 will ...

POCAS: Salon
March 21
4-6pm

As part of our artist practices, reflecting on our work can be a very giving process. How do you organize your projects? What does it take to submit succinct and successful grant or residency applications? What role ...

Knots & Nodes: Mother to Mother
Opening March 20
6-9pm

Chicago Art Department and MotherArt (MAR) present Knots and Nodes: Mother to Mother, the fifth large scale exhibition by group. MAR is a Chicago-based international collective of mother artists. Recent shows include ...

BISC IB Art Exhibition 2020

Chicago Art Department is excited to collaborate with The British School of Chicago South Loop on this year’s IB Art Exhibition! The show will feature a range of artwork from middle school through high school.Please ...

POWER OF THE FEMININE: (RE) INTERPRETADAS
Opening March 13
6-10pm

Power Of The Feminine: (Re)Interpretadas brings together five Latin American artists working across new media, textiles, and performance to construct and recast new contemporary feminine identities. Artists in this show ...

Merfrau and The Ferocious Five
Opening March 13
6-9pm

Chicago Art Department and Hoofprint are partnering up to bring you Merfrau and The Ferocious Five.Six artists explore graphic territories ranging from clean, biting satire to visceral scratchings, and all the fleshy ...

Macrame & Margaritas
March 8
11am-2pm

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
6-7pm

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 ...

Recalentada
Opening February 5
6-10pm

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 ...

ON FOENEM WHO CARES?
Opening February 14
6-10pm

“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
4-5:30pm

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
6-10pm

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
6-10pm

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
6-10pm

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 ...

Grabadolandia
Opening November 8, 2019
6-10pm

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
6:30-9pm

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 ...