Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Welcome, Drama Beauty!


We are thrilled to announce the latest organization to sign on for Art on Ashland, East Village's own Drama Beauty! A gorgeous hair salon located at 1118 N Ashland Ave, they specialize in on-trend and fashion-forward color, cuts and makeup. Take a moment to read theses extremely positive reviews on Yelp -- then consider booking an appointment!

It is clear when you step into Drama Beauty that they understand visual artistry. This is why they are a natural fit for Art on Ashland! Our goal has always been to connect artists with the many inspiring spaces that exist all over Ashland Ave. We look forward to seeing some beautiful handmade art displayed inside Drama Beauty, an already-beautiful space!

Check back on this blog in the days ahead for information about the rest of the diverse organizations that are teaming up for this one-of-a-kind event!

Friday, September 25, 2015

CAM Guides Available


The official Chicago Artists Month Guides have been released! Beginning Saturday, September 26, they will be available for pick-up at the following Art on Ashland locations: ChiPRC, Urban Escape Healing, and Revolution Books. They will also be available at numerous other spaces with scheduled CAM events throughout the city.

You will find our official Art on Ashland write-up on page 7. If you are unable to get a copy of the guide, just make a note that our art walk is happening Saturday, November 7. The participating organizations are located on both sides of Ashland Ave, between Chicago Ave and Milwaukee Ave. You can begin your art walk experience at any of our participating spaces!

We will have additional information for you right here on this blog in the weeks to come....

Monday, September 14, 2015


We continue to expand our promotion across the internet! You can now read about our event, Art on Ashland, on CAR! CAR is Chicago Artists Resource, an excellent and comprehensive calendar of events happening across the city. You may read our event listing HERE.

The nice thing about CAR is that events can be easily shared with virtually any social media. Just click on one of the icons on the right, and your favorite social media will spread the word about us! If you're planning to attend Art on Ashland, or if you'd just like more people to know about it, do us a solid and tweet, post or share our event!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Speak Peek



We would like to give you a small taste of what you can expect from our art walk, Art on Ashland! Above is a photo of one of our contributing artists, Terrie Byrne, posing with her artwork. We took this photo in June at ChiPRC, which is also one of the stops along our art walk. Terrie's work was part of a group show in the space.

We look forward to welcoming Terrie back to ChiPRC in November and seeing her new work. We also look forward to seeing the work by the rest of our talented artists! Stay tuned as we share artists' websites, bios and even videos of studio visits!! Better yet, mark November 7 on your calendar now so you can see Art on Ashland in person!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Lines Are Open


Our first big piece of news is that we have an official Art on Ashland e-mail up and running! This will be your outlet for questions, comments, and suggestions. Our e-mail address is: artonashland@gmail.com . "The lines are open", so start sending us your thoughts. Also, if you wish to be on our e-mail list, drop us a line!

We are also happy to report that a planning session we held last Sunday was very productive and inspiring. We all feel so grateful to be working with a group of committed and creative people. The ideas we were generating were practically lighting up the room!

It is exciting to know that our Art on Ashland concept is evolving beyond just an art exhibit -- it will now be a truly interactive experience, with special activities planned for each location. Visitors will have the opportunity to get to know our artists, to watch some of them work, and to make their own objets d'art!

We will have all the details for you right here and on our Facebook page very soon!