February 2013

Project Space: Empty storefront

Theme: Creation

21 Artists: Chicago Loop brought together twenty-one musicians, painters, dancers, poets and performers in a vacant storefront for twenty-one days, providing workshops, events, performances and studio experiences, culminating in a final exhibition on the 22nd of February, 2013. Artists who participated revolved their work around quotations that were meaningful to their creative process.

The inaugural project for 21 Artists, Chicago Loop, was held in an empty storefront space in Chicago’s downtown loop area of the city in partnership with the Chicago Loop Alliance. Each artist was given the storefront space for a day in the middle of Chicago’s cold, winter months to create a piece of work, either on their own or in collaboration with other artists or audiences. Featured artists included:

Hugo Style

Core Project Chicago

Sam Kirk

Sadie Woods

Natalie Osborne

Rico Sisney

Koku Gonza

CJ Hungerman

Faith Humphrey-Hill

Rebecca Hamlin Green

Czr Prz

Suzanne Sebold

Gwen Terry

Victoria Martinez

Abbey Odunlami

Nose Lanariz

Hornbread (Sam Trump & David Ben-Porat)

Meg Peterson

Lindsay E. Schirk

Stephen D’Onofrio