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Chicago Artery to Host Gala, Workshops & More in October

Chicago Artery proposes a new world of possibility and promise for the city of Chicago through the arts in their debut exhibition, He(Art): Art for Our Sake. The fundraising exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, October 5 through Saturday, October 26, 2013 with specific gallery and workshop hours available at Opening celebration is Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 5 to 9 pm at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647. All events are free and open to the public. Artwork, wares, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

He(Art): Art for Our Sake is both an exhibition and a creative call to action. Its purpose is to bring artists and citizens of Chicago together to celebrate and investigate the power and opportunity inherent in arts engagement, and to work together to discover how art can be used as a tool to contribute to the cultural development of Chicago's community. The exhibition will feature work created in Chicago Artery's free workshops as well as select works made by artists from all over Chicago. 20% of proceeds from artworks sold will go to Chicago Artery to facilitate future programming and expansion.

Chicago Artery will host free art workshops at Gorilla Tango Bucktown throughout October. Workshops will be facilitated by leading Chicago arts educators and are appropriate for all ages and levels of experience. For details about workshops, docent hours, and how to participate, visit

Chicago Artery is a group of artists, educators, and arts supporters committed to empowering and connecting Chicago citizens in progressive ways using art as the primary platform. Collaboration, shared learning, and individual expression are at the core of Chicago Artery's mission. Chicago Artery believes that art and its practice are essential to education and cultural growth and make all their events accessible to all, no matter their circumstance. Chicago Artery's free, public arts programming is now being held weekly at The Center on Halsted and the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. Interested community members or potential supporters can contact Chicago Artery at or visit Chicago Artery on Facebook.

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