Wednesday, July 23, 2008

18th St. Pilsen Open Studios FUNDRAISER

18th St. Pilsen Open Studios

1852 W. 19th Street
6 PM TO 10:30 PM

Tickets are available at the door or email

18th St. Pilsen Open Studios is an artist run art walk that takes place during the third weekend in October to celebrate Chicago Artist Month. For the last 5 years artists, galleries, spaces and cafes open their doors during special hours. Over 30 spaces, 60+ artists from Western Ave. to May St. and from 16th St. to 24th St.

We are happy to announce our fundraiser, Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the National Mexican Museum of Art, starting at 6 pm to 10:30 pm. There will be a silent auction with great artists donating their work who come from different parts of the world: United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras, Brazil, Iran, Colombia, Panama, and reside in the Pilsen area, or are invited to participate: Robert Valadez, Salvador Jimenez, Alejandro Jimenez, Gabriel Villa, Angel Silva, Diana Solis, Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Guillermo Delgado, Magda Dejose, Patricia Peixoto, Magali Almada, Roberto Ferreyra, Cesar Casas, Mark Nelson, Montserrat Alsina, Hector Duarte, Omar Valencia, Miguel Cortez, John Pitman Weber, Alejandro Romero, Gamaliel Ramirez, Baltazar Castillo, Roman Villarreal, Patricia Northway, Christopher Wood, Eufemio Pulido, Felipe Figueroa, Alexy Garza, Victoria Cervantes, Christine Olson, Philippe Gibson, Marivi Ortiz, Maria Gaspar, Pablo Serrano, Mariko Ventura, Amir Normandi, Jennifer Hall, Giselle Mercier, Allen Teske, Miguel Angel Ramirez, Mario Jimenez, Expresiones-Artisticas and more.

Catering by Café Aorta
Also other foods and drinks provided by El Mundial, Jumping Bean, and Café Mestizo.

Entertainment by:
Tarima Son, music from Mexico
Diana Mosquera and her Band, music from Colombia
Febronio Zatarain, poetry and performance
Brazilian music.
Video: “Vecinos” by artist Mark Nelson.
PowerPoint presentation of studios in the area by Pablo Serrano

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