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Most exhibits cited in the program for this city-organized observance are listed under Galleries, here or at For a full schedule, see or call 312-744-6630. Among this week's highlights:

Chicago Art Open

This exhibit of work by nearly 300 locals, presented by the Chicago Artists' Coalition, closes Fri 10/21, with 6-10 PM reception, $5, 312-670-2060.

Neighborhood events

Bridgeport Art Walk, Sat 10/22, noon-5 PM, at MN Gallery, 3524 S. Halsted, 33 Collective, in Zhou B. Center, 1029 W. 35th, and other venues clustered around 34th & Morgan and Cermak & Halsted, some also participating in Select Media Festival 4 (see separate sidebar),, 773-847-0573.

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios, Sat-Sun 10/22-10/23, 11 AM-7 PM, at studios and galleries around 18th and Ashland; pick up a map at APO Cultural Center, 1438 W. 18th, or at, 312-498-2669.

Open studios

Riverfront Work Lofts, 600 W. Cermak, Fri 10/21, 6-10 PM, 312-492-8001.

Anthony Lewellen studio, 5006 N. Keeler, garage, Sat-Sun 10/22-10/23, noon-5 PM, 773-205-8110.

Anne Leuck Feldhaus studio, 2156 N. Oakley, Sat-Sun 10/22-10/23, noon-6 PM, 773-772-1085.

Dolan Geiman studio, 1423 N. Cleaver, Sat-Sun 10/22-10/23, noon-10 PM, 773-279-9161.

Virginio and Mario Ferrari studio, 412 S. Wells, Sat 10/22, 1-9 PM, 312-922-2993.


Artist Carol Jackson discusses her piece Ashland Lock (Peer) and other works in the museum's collection Sun 10/23, 1:30 PM, at the Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200.

WBEZ's Edward Lifson interviews Sylvia cartoonist Nicole Hollander, Tue 10/25, 6 PM, as part of a benefit for Art Resources in Teaching at the Art Institute, Michigan & Adams ($25; $150 includes a 7:30-9 PM reception), 312-332-0355, ext. 16.

Art Walks Chicago

Sidewalk performance art, Mon-Fri 9-10 AM, along Michigan between Madison and Jackson, 847-436-2664.


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Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Broken Bone Bathtub Humboldt Park
October 30
Lit & Lectures
November 12

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