Summer 2016 Events

Liave The Life

Live the Life Book Launch


Thursday, August 11, 2016 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Join Jen Delos Reyes to celebrate the launch of her new book, I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About In My Song: How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning. The book traces a history of artists wh...

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Debt Workshop

An Artist's Guide to Student Loans and Financial Self-Advocacy

Presented by The Artists Financial Support Group


Saturday, July 30, 2016 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

In the fall of 2010, several alumni of the NYU Graduate Acting Program met in New York. After graduating from one of the foremost artistic training programs in the country, they found themselves w...

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Professional Artists Toolkit: Artists' Contracts

Workshop by Ahmet Öğüt


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Professional Artists Toolkit: Artists’ Contracts, led by Ahmet Öğüt, is a workshop focusing on his "Letter of Agreement" between artists and potential buyers or galleries. In collaboration with ...

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Precarity Happy Hour

Hosted by Lucky Pierre


Thursday, July 14, 2016 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

All who feel the pressures of student loan debt, unstable employment, precarious labor, and the pressures of making ends meet are invited to attend Precarity Happy Hour. Over cocktails, music, conv...

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Botanica Dinero Pop-up Shop

Vanessa Viruet and Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press


Thursday, July 14, 2016 – 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Within the Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia exhibition, artists Vanessa Viruet and Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press open their Botanica Dinero storefront for business. At this on...

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Precarity Youth Workshop

Day Two


Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 11:00AM to 4:00PM

11:00am–1:00pm: Biz Swagg as Economic Self Defense for Teens
Led by LaKeisha Hamilton, founder of Youth at the CrossRoads.
Schools are strapped, parents are tapped—who’s going to show you how to ...

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DeBt for Kids

Story and Discussion


Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:00PM until Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:00PM

Why is there a silent B in debt? Where is debt located? And if I can’t see it, is it still there? 
Maybe debt is a tall tale that is told by bankers, the mayor, the governor and other decisio...

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Precarity Youth Workshop

Day One


Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 11:00AM to 3:00PM

11:00am–12:30pm: Art Therapy for Chicago Public School Students, Parents, and Teachers
Led by Irene Robinson and Anna Jones
Schools have been closed, services have been cut, teachers have been fi...

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Precarity Reception

Opening Reception: Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia

Opening Reception

Friday, June 24, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia, an exhibition curated by Lorelei Stewart and featuring artists and organizations Christian Nagler,...

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2015.10.24 #Stop The Cops Rekia Boyd Protest Arrest

Closing Reception: our duty to fight


Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Please join Gallery 400 for the closing reception for
our duty to fight, featuring spoken word performances by Kuumba Lynx youth poets and a conversation with our duty to fight artists.


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