18. September 2012 14:34
Expo Chicago has finally arrived and we’re anxious to see the inaugural fair and all that comes with it. Chicago’s gallery districts will welcome fair visitors and locals alike by extending business hours, hosting special events and receptions this week and weekend. Take advantage of this exciting time in Chicago by visiting the new fair and the city’s galleries!
Complimentary shuttles will run Thursday, September 20 – Saturday, September 22 during Expo Chicago, making stops at Navy Pier, River North, West Loop and the MCA. Shuttles will run continuously each day from 2-8pm; please anticipate some wait time at pickup locations. Shuttles are sponsored by Expo Chicago, the MCA, participating galleries and Chicago Gallery News.
Hours of Operation:
- Thursday, September 20: Expo Chicago 11am-7pm; Shuttle 2-8pm
- Friday, September 21: Expo Chicago 11am-7pm; Shuttle 2-8pm
- Saturday, September 22: Expo Chicago 11am-7pm; Shuttle 2-8pm
- Sunday, September 23: Expo Chicago 12-6pm; (No shuttle on Sunday)
From 5-8pm on Saturday, September 22, check out the River North Gallery District for art, music, drinks & food in participating galleries and businesses. Select galleries will also offer extended business hours during the fair. See the postcard below and contact galleries for more details.
Gallery Weekend Chicago is back for its second year, running September 21-23, offering a range of events, talks and receptions. Click here for more details and a list of upcoming events.
Within Expo Chicago, there will be a full schedule of programs and events taking place including panel discussions, conversations with leading artists, curators, designers and arts professionals. Learn more about Expo’s programming here.