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 ceilng 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 are some of my first pictures of the West Side as a photographer. How much these views have changed in these few short years is crazy to think about. 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!