who would have thought that there would be an art festival smack dab in the middle of downtown chicago?! cheeks and i were baffled at chicagoan and good friend, pinky’s suggestion to meet up there. where have they found a space to do this? and there it was, next to the chicago tribune, a collection of tents filled with art, crafts, photography, etc …
it was a nice change to what i’ve always gone downtown for when i’m in the city: all the shopping! and i do enjoy browsing art festivals like this here in cincinnati, so it was pretty cool to visit one in a different city. and as always, we are impressed with the amount of talent in such a small space!
one of our stops was Retrose. michigan artist, helma mezey, creates roses from wire mesh using an origami pattern. she treats the roses as stones, sets them in their own bezels, and incorporates them into pieces that evoke a vintage feel. i love how she updated a vintage idea.
a fun piece by another artist was this water feature (bird bath?) designed to resemble flamenco dancers! sadly, i wasn’t able to get the artist’s information.
here are links to some more artists whose work we enjoyed and admired:
Jack Kraig Photography Inc – his photography is very graphic. more like art pieces.
Bodyscapes – beautiful! may be a little risque for work. you will just have to click the link to find out!
Scott Fishman Photography – beautiful wide angle and detail shots around chicago.
our friend mentioned the Gold Coast Art Fair, which is regarded as the “grand daddy” of american art festivals, coming up aug 20-22. hopefully we can make it back there!