Chicago Pride Fest
(Halsted & Waveland)
Another year, another celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) culture and pride that turns North Halsted into a rainbow party.
(June 16-17, 10am-10pm)
Untitled Film (Red)
(Elmhurst Art Museum)
June marks the unveiling of the museum’s highly anticipated restoration of the original facade of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House (1952) with artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle creating “Untitled Film (Red),” an architectural intervention within the space.
(June 10-August 26)
NeoCon 50: The Future is Party
The commercial design industry celebrates innovation in the field at their fiftieth anniversay by bringing established and emerging design firms and manufacturers together at this annual event.
(June 11-12, 9am-5pm, June 13, 9am-3pm)
Do Division Street Fest 2018
(West Division from Ashland to Leavitt)
The annual Wicker Park festival promises two live music stages, a diversity of local vendors and small businesses, food and plenty of ice-cold beer. For the fashion savvy, Do Fashion features local designer runway shows, and gives a spin of style to your weekend.
(June 1, 5pm-10pm, June 2-3, 10am-10pm)
(Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center,Schaumburg)
Architecture and design will take on a whole new meaning after spending two days with extravagant creations all built from LEGO that come together to inspire the builder within.
(June 16, 10am-4pm, June 17, 10am-3pm)
Greek-born Vasia Rigou is a Chicago-based art critic and pop culture journalist, largely on the subjects of contemporary art, design, and fashion. She moved to Chicago in 2013 to study Arts Journalism at the School of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC,) where she was awarded the New Artist Society Merit Scholarship. She grew up to appreciate art after years of carefully planned, culture-filled travel itineraries and museum-hopping around Europe with her family. During this time, she received a bachelor’s in English Literature, in her native Athens; a master’s in Media, in Nottingham, UK; and studied foreign languages—English, German, and Spanish at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Her writing—reviewing museum exhibitions, gallery shows, art fairs, fashion shows, and music festivals among others—has been published nationally and internationally both in print and online. In 2017, she founded and now serves as editor-in-chief of Rainbowed.—an independently published website focused on the visual and performing arts, digital media, and popular culture. When she’s not writing about art or looking at art—wine in hand, she keeps up with Chicago’s creative entrepreneurial and startup community, makes lists for pretty much everything, eats immense amounts of pizza and takes cross-country road trips every chance she gets.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rigouvasia.com