4.10.2006

Chicago Artists Resource

just last week i saw a building up for sale a few blocks away with storefront, a studio behind and 2 apts above...i called to see how much it was given our in our never ending quest to find our dream live/work/exhibition space it was 489K. whoa. i'm sure thats a great price but...um. yeah, we realized thats a little ways off. then the next day thanks to our friend ton, we discovered CAR's Creative Chicago Space and Housing Expo over the weekend at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Expo featured over 70 exhibitors and 12 workshops all targeting “Chicago Creatives” – individuals and organizations in visual art, music, dance, theater, film, fashion, and media. The workshops provided an introduction to topics like: owning a home; starting a non-profit organization; financing a creative business; opening a theater; constructing a recording studio; storefronts for live/work and performance space, handling and installing art, and more. it looks like a great city resource...one to bookmark and check often.