Untitled Film (Red)
(Elmhurst Art Museum)
Last chance to visit the museum’s highly anticipated restoration of the original facade of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House (1952) and experience Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s “Untitled Film (Red),” an architectural intervention that will make you rethink the original space.
(Through August 23)
Retro on Roscoe
(2000 W. Roscoe)
A proper blast from the past spans three days and six blocks in Roscoe Village and features music across three stages, with artisan vendors, local street food and an antique car show showcasing over fifty antique, classic and muscle cars.
(August 10-12: Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 1:30pm-10pm, $10 suggested donation)
Arte Diseño Xicágo
(National Museum of Mexican Art)
A timely exhibition focusing on the influence of Mexican travelers, immigrants and artists in Chicago’s art and design scene through artifacts, photography and design objects, from the World’s Columbian Exposition to the Civil Rights Era.
(Through August 19)
Northalsted Market Days
(Boystown on Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison)
The largest street festival in the Midwest is a summer party with an all-day lineup of live music and DJs on four stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, and colorful crowds that are not afraid to stand out.
(August 11-12, 11am-10pm, $10 suggested donation)
(5051 N. Broadway)
This month’s theme is “Vintage Wedding” and the garage-based market, home to thousands of vintage, retro and one-of-a-kind clothes, jewelry, accessories and gifts, promises to spice up anyone’s special day.
(Aug 19, 10am-5pm, $5)
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, drinks immense amounts of coffee and takes cross-country road trips every chance she gets.
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