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Join me in revisiting THE last festival of the season, Edgewater Art Festival! This was my very first festival a couple of years ago, and now I revisit it three years later. This year I'm mixing it up, and working with a good entrepreneur friend of mine who has an awesome clothing and accessory line based on Chicago House Music: EVOL Chicago, (LOVE spelled backwards, and also referring to the EVOLution of love through culture and music).
I have partnered with the company's founder Misha in the past for collaborations of our brands. Below you will see some captures from us working together. This time, though, we're both bringing our individual best, together to YOU! Be sure to stop by to find some of the most unique Chicago merchandise out there! From Chicago shirts, hats, pins, and scarves to art printed on anything and everything you can imagine! Introducing multiple products before summer is over, don't miss it!
WEST LOOP ART FESTIVAL IS THIS WEEKEND!
IT'S ONE OF THE FINAL STREET FESTIVALS OF THIS SEASON, AND IT'S HAPPENING IN ONE OF CHICAGO'S FASTEST BOOMING NEIGHBORHOODS.
The festival starts on Washington Boulevard between Aberdeen and Halsted this Saturday+Sunday, and I'm super excited to exhibit my work in this rapidly evolving neighborhood! The West Loop Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 150-juried artists from across the country in a variety of mediums, including photography, mixed media, painting, glass, ceramics, jewelry, shit for your dogs etc... This will be my first year exhibiting in the West Loop neighborhood, and I'm stoked to get this new demographic's feedback! I have a plethora of new pieces- both wall art as well as for the first time, functional art. And of course my cologne and perfume line Facci and Faccette will be making their return as well, but in a grander way. Not going to spoil the surprise of what that means... You just have to come to experience it ;)
Although I featured the following product at my last festival, it's still a new material I've been working with, and I'm very pleased with all the new designs as I've been printing in preparation for the festival for the last several weeks! I can't get enough of these guys, they're dual coated metallic finished aluminum panels that allow them to be extremely vibrant, yet also extremely reflective against any source of light, especially the sun. The video below is under some ceiling lights mind you! In direct sunlight it's some of the most interesting stuff I've seen so far. Check them out!
Also, just for nostalgia's sake, Here is of my first pictures of the West Side once I came back to Chicago after college and having taken up a greater interest in photography. The Western perspective of the skyline is possibly my favorite, yet I shoot there almost the least... so I really hope I can find high buildings to get that allow me to capture the seemingly endless wave of steel, concrete, and brick that is the Chicago skyline.
Cheers to West Loop, hope to see some familiar faces there!