THAWALLS multidisciplinary art party/exhibition and fundraiser
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60611
Links Hall most effectively realizes its mission by serving as an artistic incubator and launch pad. Through its residency programs, artist-curated festivals, fiscal sponsorship program, co-presentations with self-producing artists,cabarets, performance series, workshops and low-cost studio rentals, Links provides a home for artists across all performance disciplines, at all stages in their careers. For 51weeks each year, Links encourages artists and audiences to take equal risk.Founded in 1978 by three experimental choreographers, Links Hall became a NationalPerformance Network presenting partner in 1998. In April 2013, Links Hall andmusician/presenter Mike Reed created a new collaborative arts venue as the shared home of the for-profit Constellation and the non-profit Links Hall. Links Hall’s Director, Roell Schmidt was appointed to the City of Chicago’s Cultural Advisory Council in 2012.
Threewalls was founded in 2003 to provide support and visibility for the visual arts community in Chicago. The founders wanted to encourage a greater awareness of Chicago’s art scene by inviting emerging professional artists to share in the city’s rich histories, resources and creative communities. Over the past thirteen years, Threewalls has been a center for artist-focused programing, critical writing, and direct support for artist projects.
Threewalls transitioned from a bricks-and-mortar gallery to an itinerant model in early 2016 in response to contemporary discourse about the intersections of art, social justice and community. We continue to support artists and collaborative projects, especially those that are best presented outside of traditional art spaces, thereby expanding the discourse around contemporary art presentation and exhibition, and breaking down walls to contemporary art that are firmly in place in so many communities.
Today, we host artists interested in working in and with diverse Chicago communities through our RaD Lab program, support interactive work by local and regional artists in Outside the Walls, and program salons and symposiums to generate open dialogue, the presentation of new ideas, and the publication of new writing. Threewalls partners with other organizations on exhibitions, publications, and education programs in an effort to broaden and contribute to the contemporary visual arts.
$45 - $2500
Join Links Hall and Threewalls to celebrate Chicago’s rich landscape of interdisciplinary artists with THAWALLS –a multi-disciplinary art party and exhibition and collaborative fundraiser. Opening March 9, Links Hall and Threewalls' co-produced exhibition will bring together installation artists curated by Threewalls, performing artists curated by Links Hall, and musicians curated by Constellation to celebrate Chicago’s thriving collaborative arts community. The 10-week exhibition opens with a THAW-sized kick off bash and includes six In-Session public salons through May to foster critical conversations around visual and performing arts in Chicago.