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Harlem Fine Art Show

  • Life Creative 1655 w walnut street Chicago, IL (map)

"The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS), the largest traveling African Diasporic art show and sale in the United States, will return to Chicago Dec. 9–11 at a new venue, Life Creative, 1655 W. Walnut, in the city's trendy West Loop. Since its inception in New York in 2009, HFAS has attracted over 80,000 visitors, showcased hundreds of artists and galleries, and generated millions in art sales. The show debuted in Chicago in 2014, as one stop on a multi-city tour, that includes New York, Atlanta, Martha's Vineyard, and Washington, D.C." 

"The mission of the HFAS is to rekindle the creativity of the renaissance in arts and culture that swept through both Harlem and Bronzeville in the early part of the 20th Century. With noted national and international fine artists, including Dawoud Bey, Frank Frazier, Ted Ellis and sculptor Woodrow Nash, joined by prominent galleries E&S Art Gallery, Inc. from Louisville and Aaron Galleries in Glenview, the show will be a sought-after destination for both seasoned and beginning collectors."

"Chicago continues to be one of the most important stops for our show, and we are particularly pleased to return as the city celebrates the centennial of the Great Migration," says Dion Clarke, founder of the Harlem Fine Art Show. "We are excited to bring our nationally-recognized artists to this new venue, and welcome the many partners who are participating in the show this year."

Earlier Event: December 8
Chicago Review of Books Awards Ceremony
Later Event: December 9
Familiar Faces