Event to showcase artists’ studios, music and performance on October 13th

CHICAGO, Il., – Fulton Street Collective is pleased to announce their 2012 Fall Open House. Guests are invited to tour the studios, meet the artists and enjoy an evening immersed in local art, music and performance. The event will be held on Saturday, October 13, 6 p.m. – Midnight at their gallery and studios at Fulton and Damen, 2000 W Fulton Street, 2nd & 3rd Floors, Chicago, 60612. A suggested donation of $10 goes directly to supporting the arts.

Kevin O’Rourke, Pretty Face, linoleum block print, 8 x 12 feet, 2012

Twice a year, the Fulton Street Collective opens its doors to the public to showcase the members’ artwork, the mission of the collective and the work of their partner organizations. Visitors, FSC supporters, music lovers and arts enthusiasts alike are invited to enjoy snacks and beverages while supporting Chicago’s vibrant and innovative art scene. The event offers a unique opportunity for guests to experience a behind-the-scenes look inside the studios of local artists working in a range of media. An eclectic mix of entertainment, live music, dance and performance art will complement the diverse visual art on display.

Fulton Street Collective has organized an impressive roster of artists, musicians and performance groups to participate this year. Entertainment will include live performances on both floors every hour including performances by Laboratory Dancers and Chicago DanzTheatre Ensemble. The Fall Art Show, a members’ exhibition organized by Susan Lott and Matthew Richards (Lott-Richards), will be on view in the main gallery. The show will feature a selection of work by FSC members and include painting, sculpture, collage, photography, and other media. Pretty Face, an 8 x 12 foot, four-panel linoleum block print by Kevin O’Rourke, which will debut this month in Grand Rapids at ArtPrize, will be on view. A video documenting O’Rourke’s ambitious project is available at http://vimeo.com/49388646. Additional exhibitions and installations will occupy shared studio spaces and also feature the work of FSC members.

EXHIBITING MEMBERS include Yvonne Doll, Danny Ellis, Illinois Art Therapy Association, Steve Juras, Lott-Richards, Daniel McManus, Patrick Morrissey, Kevin O’Rourke, Karen Parisian, Erika Quinn, Jenny Stocker, Raymond Thomas and Kayoua Xiong.

PERFORMANCES BY Dream Chicago, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and Laboratory Dancers.

The Fulton Street Collective Fall Open House is part of Chicago Artists Month 2012, the 17th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.


Founded in 2002, the Fulton Street Collective is dedicated to the development of artists and the artistic community. Featuring 28 artist studios, a gallery exhibition space, and more than 2500 square feet of resident and shared members’ space, FSC spans two floors and houses studios of emerging and established Chicago artists and creative professionals. FSC members work in a variety of disciplines including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, glass, digital media, dance, performance art and fashion design. For more information, visit www.fultonstreetcollective.com.

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