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A pink house will appear in Motor Row in coming months, and it will have people talking. Olusola Akintunde conceived of spaces that benefit cancer research while building a community and serving as art—the first will be here in Chicago. more

Style + Trends

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3Arts introduces its peer-to-peer giving program "Make a Wave," in celebration of its 10th anniversary this year. more

Style + Trends

Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Associate Professor & Chair at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, works within the expanded fields of painting, textiles & design and believes craft is a way of thinking. more



Tom VanEynde

Artist of the Week is an on-going series profiling an exceptional Chicago-based artist. This week, we bring to you painter Mary Porterfield. more

The Creators

As a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and as Founder and Director of the Fashion Resource Center, Carrara is also a metalsmith. more


Cynthia Weiss is the director of education at Marwen, a non-profit providing free visual arts courses as well as college and career counseling services for under-served youth in Chicago. more


Meet Chicago abstract artist Shar Coulson and learn about her process and inspiration. more


Chicago-based artist Sandra Abbo calls on nature and the city’s urban landscape to inform her multi-media pieces. more

Style Makers

Art lovers gathered to view and purchase artwork benefiting Marwen's mission to provide arts education for the city's under-served youth. more

Social Scene

Block 37 offers up free retail space to one lucky brand, artist, or designer in its second annual "Search for the Next Great Pop-up". more

Fashion + Style

Fashion designer Elena Bobysheva hit the ground running right after college with the launch of her own namesake label. more

Health + Wellness

Artist Justine Bianco thinks we should just relax and enjoy the art the next time we are at the museum. more

Taste Makers

A weekly dose of inspiration from busy Chicago women who still manage to stay balanced no matter what their career—or life—throws their way. more

Health + Wellness

Designer Joanna Alot-Ciecholewski talks about her inspiration, her wearable silk art, her education, and thoughts on Chicago's art scene. more

Fashion + Style