Oct 21, 2010

TODAY Meet the Artists - Oct. 21., 5:30-8pm

Tonight, Thur. Oct. 21 
5:30 - 8 pm
Last Day to Vote!
You could WIN a trip to HAWAII!
Chicago’s inaugural Art Loop Open, a major new art competition, continues the First Round of Public Voting, (ending TODAY, Thur., Oct. 21 at 8 pm). Visit and vote at 3 or more venues October 15 - 21 and be entered to win a trip to Hawaii courtesy of the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau! 

191 local artists, selected by jury from over 800 entries, are on display at the ten official Art Loop Open venues: Block 37, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Hotel Burnham, Macy’s, Merchandise Mart, French Market - Metra Mart, Palmer House, Hotel Allegro, theWit Hotel, and W Chicago-City Center. Together these iconic venues create a web of instantly connected neighborhood galleries, open and free to the public. Together these works show the wide range of talents Chicago has to offer!

During the First Round of voting, visitors can vote for as many art pieces as they’d like, via Smart Phone Application or Text Message. Info on voting is at each venue. Block 37 hosts many of the artworks as well as the "HUB 37" pedway-level interactive area, where you can see thumbnails of all works and their locations, and plan out your visit with high tech tools. Artists are competing in over $60,000 in cash and other prizes, with top cash prizes awarded by the public.

Jason Messinger's artwork “Sympathies” (a 5' x 9' tile mural) on display at the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St.,  - across from Potters's Lounge bar.

For more information about the inaugural Art Loop Open, including location map, and interactive guides, please visit

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