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      The 5th Annual River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk in Chicago


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      September 6, 2019

      Friday   5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      222 W Hubbard
      Chicago, Illinois 60654

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      The 5th Annual River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk

      THE RIVER NORTH DESIGN DISTRICT HOSTS
      5th ANNUAL FALL GALLERY WALK SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

      This year the River North Design District (RNDD) partners with The River North Arts District Galleries to feature artists paired with designers. Highlights include a full lineup of openings and events on Friday September 6th from 5-9pm and open house on Saturday, September 7th from 11am to 4pm.

      (Chicago July 11, 2019) – The River North Design District (RNDD) is proud to announce this year’s annual River North Fall Gallery Walk on Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th, 2019.  The walk is comprised of 31 locations with special events throughout River North featuring 36 artists and 24 designer vignettes. This year’s walk philanthropic partner is buildOn and a portion of proceeds will change the lives of children in a developing country.

      The walk will feature showrooms exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings highlighting artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event on September 6th until 9pm.  The vignettes will be exhibited until October 7th.  The event’s host committee includes art enthusiasts and collectors Tony Karman, Carrie Lannon, Daniel Kinkade, Janet Owen, Shannon Sharpe and Rochelle Trotter.  This year the committee will also present an award for best vignette.

      RNDD is grateful for their partnerships and this year those include:
      Theodore Alexander, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, SOFA, EXPO Chicago, The Other Art Fair, Art Encounter, The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago Gallery News, Luxe Interiors + Design, Dering Hall and Freeze & Float.

      Participants for this year’s walk include:
      • PROjECT.interiors featuring Amanda Morrison at Transceramica
      • Amy Kartheiser Design featuring Sarah Raskey at Chicago Luxury Beds
      • Hailey Lauren Designs featuring Jamie Tubbs with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at TOTO
      • Nora Schneider Interior Design featuring Cleveland Dean at bulthaup
      • JOLIE ID featuring Meg Cowell with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Christopher Guy
      • Yamini Designs featuring David Gamble and Julian Wasser of Hilton | Asmus Contemporary Gallery at Casa Spazio
      • Victoria Hardy Interiors featuring Bruno Surdo and Michael Van Zeyl of Victor Armendariz Gallery at eggersmann usa
      • Robin Thomas Design featuring Randy O’Brien of Vale Craft Gallery at Lightology
      • Wike LaFrey featuring Linc Thelen at Orizzonti
      • Kadlec Architecture + Design featuring Glenn Wexler of Zolla Lieberman Gallery at Oscar Isberian Rugs
      • JamesThomas Interiors featuring Ramona Russu with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Oscar Isberian Rugs
      • Jessica Lagrange Interiors featuring Janet McGreal of Gruen Galleries at Oscar Isberian Rugs
      • Suzan Hadaway Design featuring Anne Abueva at Jesse Chicago - Home Element
      • Brianne Bishop Design featuring Philippe Vignal with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Ligne Roset
      • Vincere featuring Vladimir Bachorik of Echt Gallery at O’Brien Harris
      • Bruce Fox Interior Architecture + Design featuring James Iska of Shashi Caudill Fine Art at Theodore Alexander
      • Kelly Hurliman Design featuring John Bannon of Ken Saunders Gallery at Renaissance Tile & Bath
      • Room & Board featuring Steven Ciezki and Kazuki Takizawa of Echt Gallery at Materials Marketing
      • Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors featuring Cat Tesla of Chicago Art Source at Artists Frame Service
      • Sarah Dippold Design featuring Robin Denevan of Addington Gallery at Organic Looms
      • Steve + Filip Design featuring Christophe Gausparro at Studio41
      • Alan Design Studio featuring Jennifer Webster with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at 210 Design House
      • Alida Coury Interiors featuring Colt Seager at Calia Stone Boutique
      • dSPACE Studio featuring TJ O’Keefe at Molteni&C
      • Centaur Interiors featuring Tyler Shields at Samuel Lynne Galleries
      • Victor Armendariz Gallery is exhibiting Jan Pieter Fokkens
      • Gruen Galleries is exhibiting Meredith Pardue
      • Vale Craft Gallery is exhibiting Randy O’Brien
      • Zolla Lieberman Gallery is exhibiting Dennis Lee Mitchell, Phyllis Bramson and Lorraine Peltz
      • Echt Gallery is exhibiting Jay Strommen
      • Addington Gallery is exhibiting Rebecca Crowell and Robin Denevan
      • Ken Saunders Gallery is exhibiting Thomas Scoon
      • Hilton | Asmus Contemporary is exhibiting David Gamble and Julian Wasser
      • The Anti-Cruelty Society featuring “Art from the Heart”, special POP UP with Dresner Design

      This year’s lineup begins with a VIP kickoff party featuring new works by nationally collected artist Sarah Raskey at Chicago Luxury Beds and a vignette created by Amy Kartheiser Design. The walk concludes with an after party hosted by Transceramica, celebrating community and creativity created by PROjECT.interiors in partnership with Theodore Alexander featuring artist Amanda Morrison.

      The gallery walk is free and open to the public; the VIP Kickoff party and after party are $35 each or both for $60.  Proceeds benefit the not-for-profit River North Design District, and proceeds will go towards yearly programming. A portion of proceeds will also benefit our philanthropic partner, buildOn. Tickets are on sale at rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/fall-gallery-walk/

      “buildOn is extremely proud and honored to partner with RNDD. Their Gallery Walk is powerful, vibrant, one-of-a-kind, and makes a global and local impact in Chicago. Through the RNDD and  buildOn partnership, we are able to continue to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. RNDD is empowering high school students on the south and west sides of Chicago to elevate their own communities through service AND providing education for those in the developing world who so desperately need it.”—Ryan Nishimoto of buildOn

      Event Recap
      Opening Night: Friday, September 6th
      All showroom events are FREE (with the exception of the Kickoff and After Parties) and open to the public from 5pm-9pm with special programming listed below.

      Kickoff Party
      Chicago Luxury Beds 5-6:30pm
      440 N. Wells St. #100n
      Tickets available at: rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/fall-gallery-walk/

      After Party
      Transceramica 8pm-10pm
      314 W. Superior St. #100
      Tickets available at: rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/fall-gallery-walk/

      Open House: Saturday, September 7th
      All showrooms are free and open to the public from 11am-4pm

      Saturday’s Special Events
      Puppy Parade
      Wells and Hubbard
      Saturday, September 7th 11am and 3pm
      Meet the adoptable dogs of The Anti-Cruelty Society as they embark on a Puppy Parade through River North. These joyful neighborhood walks bring the love of dogs beyond the shelter walls and directly into the community. Join art and animal lovers as they convene at the corner of Wells and Hubbard where dogs will be available for snuggles and selfies. Learn more about adoptable dogs and The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 120-year legacy of putting compassion to action at www.anticruelty.org. 

      The Anti-Cruelty Society (ACS) featuring “Art from the Heart” with special “KIDDY KITCHEN POP UP” Scott Dresner of Dresner Design
      157 W. Grand Avenue, Education & Training Center
      Open House 11am-4pm with special awards ceremony and Ice Cream Social from 12-2pm sponsored by Dresner Design
      Join The Anti-Cruelty Society as we celebrate the work of young artists at the annual Art from the Heart juried exhibition. Visual works will be on display as youth share their passion for animals, advocacy and the community. Stop by to be inspired by how these young artists are putting their compassion to action. Special “Kiddy Kitchen” by Scott Dresner of Dresner Design will be raffled off to benefit ACS. Learn more about the Art from the Heart exhibition and contest at www.anticruelty.org.

      Full schedule of events for Opening Night:

      Kickoff Party:
      Amy Kartheiser Design featuring Sarah Raskey on exhibit at Chicago Luxury Beds
      440 N. Wells St. #100n
      Vibrant colors, bespoke beds, natural stones. These are just three of the things to expect when joining us for the exclusive River North Design District Gallery Walk. Amy Kartheiser Design and Sarah Raskey Fine Art collaborate to create a truly revolutionary party inside Chicago Luxury Beds. Works of art and curated vignettes work together to tell a story and create the mood for the rest of the night. A portion of the proceeds will change the lives of children in a developing country via buildOn.
       
      Afterparty:
      PROjECT.interiors featuring Amanda Morrison on exhibit at Transceramica with a special installation from Theodore Alexander:
      314 W. Superior St. #100
      MATTER: [noun] physical substance: earth, fire, crystal, water; distinct from mind and spirit.
      [verb] be of importance; have significance.
      PROjECT. interiors, Transceramica and Theodore Alexander present an after party that matters. Celebrate community, creativity and our collective power to inspire change all while getting our groove on. Vibe high with spinning beats, tribal rhythms and singing bowls; ground yourself in sculptural installations by Amanda Morrison and Sarah Raskey; get mystified, shake it down and make design matter.  A portion of the proceeds will change the lives of children in a developing country via buildOn.

      Yamini Designs featuring Julian Wasser and David Gamble of Hilton | Asmus Contemporary Gallery on exhibit at Casa Spazio:
      222 West Hubbard St.
      Wig Out!  Swing through Casa Spazio and wig out in the wild and carefree glam of ‘60s Hollywood. Inspired by the photography of Julian Wasser and David Gamble at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, Yamini Designs has envisioned a hip and swanky lounge where Wasser would have entertained the celebrities he photographed in the City of Angels—and collected works like Gamble’s bold and vibrant silkscreen prints. Look for a young Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, Dennis Hopper and Andy Warhol among the Wasser prints as you vibe with the sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Then grab a dirty martini and a retro appetizer, sink into an Italian sofa and take in Gamble’s limited edition “Wig” series featuring Warhol’s own iconic silver-white hairpiece and glasses.

      Suzan Hadaway Design featuring Anne Abueva on exhibit at Jesse Chicago - Home Element
      745 North Wells St.
      Jesse Chicago – Home Element, Suzan Hadaway Design and Anne Abueva present an evening of abstract art and modernism. Anne’s paintings are filled with bold color and movement, which ignite the spaces they inhabit. The interior design will juxtapose vibrant color amid a neutral palette of clean lined furniture and texture, layering in some playful accents that will make the space sing.

      Steve + Filip Design featuring Christophe Gausparro on exhibit at Studio41
      225 W. Hubbard St.
      Christophe Gausparro’s triptych represents three major bodily systems: skeletal and organ (left), the circulatory and glandular (right), and the sexual and reproductive (middle). Each piece has the ability to compositionally stand on its own, but stands truest when combined. The campy fun vignette created by Steve + Filip Design will be a cool space to enjoy a signature cocktail and dessert inspired by Christophe’s installation.
       
      Kadlec Architecture + Design featuring Glenn Wexler of Zolla Lieberman Gallery
      JamesThomas Interiors featuring Ramona Russu with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art
      Jessica Lagrange Interiors featuring Janet McGreal of Gruen Galleries
      on exhibit at Oscar Isberian Rugs:
      120 W.  Kinzie St.
      A romp through London’s Carnaby Street during its swinging ‘60s heyday.  Music, fashion, art and cocktails collide to create a feast for the senses.
      JamesThomas Interiors:
      Pull on your go-go boots, pull back the palms and discover who the woman in black is by artist Ramona Russu.
      Jessica Lagrage Interiors:
      A mod Maison inspired by the visionary style of the West End girls showcasing a piece by artist Janet McGreal.  Can ya dig it?
      Kadlec Architecture + Design:
      One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. Join us for a colorful, trippy scene featuring Chicago artist Glenn Wexler and Zolla Lieberman Gallery.

      Room & Board featuring Steven Ciezki and Kazuki Takizawa of Echt Gallery on exhibit at Materials Marketing:
      212 W.  Kinzie St.
      Join us for a vignette featuring the works of U.S.-based glass artists Kazuki Takizawa and Steven Ciezki. Light bites and drinks will be served.

      Vincere featuring Vladimir Bachorik of Echt Gallery on exhibit at O’Brien Harris:
      501 N. Wells St.
      This installation highlights a glass-scape, integrating shape, scale and color.  Some transparent, some translucent, and some in combination, the elemental nature of his work is both visual and tactile. Stunning as individual works, the grouping creates a dialogue and references a cityscape, or perhaps even an other-wordly terrain.  The sublime and stunning surroundings of O’Brien Harris further elevate this work.  Please join us for light bites and libations.

      Sarah Dippold Design featuring Robin Denevan of Addington Gallery on Exhibit at Organic Looms:
      401 N. Wells St.
      Follow your senses on a journey through nature.  Robin’s works elicit a sense of calm while reminiscent of natural horizons.  Engage with various earthly scents and indulge in mini cocktails and candies while relaxing to the music of Pink Floyd.

      Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors featuring Cat Tesla of Chicago Art Source on exhibit at Artists Frame Service:
      433 N. Wells St.
      Life can be captured in a moment creating a timeless reflection: through color, through art, through us. Capture a moment with us with color-changing cocktails, light bites, and a night that will reveal your true colors. 
       
      Wike LaFrey featuring Linc Thelen on exhibit at Orizzonti:
      329 W. Grand Ave.
      A fanciful evening inspired by the imagination of artist Linc Thelen, whose large-scale oil on canvas abstract creations will be on display. Romantic music and a signature cocktail "Italian Nights" will help create the mood. An original piece of artwork, created just for this event, will be raffled for charity. Prepare to be amused.

      Hailey Lauren Designs featuring Jamie Tubbs with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art on exhibit at TOTO:
      500 N.  Wells St.
      Get away and join us for a luau complete with signature cocktail and small bites. Peruse exotic textures from artist Jamie Tubbs.
      Robin Thomas Design featuring Randy O’Brien of Vale Craft Gallery on exhibit at Lightology:
      215 W.  Chicago Ave.
      “The Four Elements – Nature’s Connection to Art” – join us to explore the inspiration behind the forces of nature – earth, water, air, and fire – and how they influence works of art and light design. Stop by for a chance to win a special gift, and enjoy a carefully crafted selection of cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres.  
       
      Bruce Fox Interior Architecture + Design featuring James Iska of Shashi Caudill Fine Art on exhibit at Theodore Alexander located in the Chicago Luxury Furniture Centre:
      371 W.  Ontario St.
      Theodore Alexander invites you to embrace and celebrate the elegant glamour of 1930s Shanghai with a modern sensibility, as interpreted by Bruce Fox, along with the alluring nature photography of James Iska. As we recognize the beauty and romance of this period, we also pay homage to the tradition and celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Enjoy champagne, mooncakes, and traditional Chinese teas as you admire the beautiful work of our featured partners. The Mid-Autumn Festival blesses you with six warm wishes: that you will have happiness in your life, satisfaction at your work, true love, a happy family, caring friends, and our wish for a wonderful year.

      JOLIE ID featuring Meg Cowell with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art on exhibit at Christopher Guy located in the Chicago Luxury Furniture Centre:
      371 W. Ontario St.
      Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular at the Moulin Rouge! Enter a miraculous world of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory. Join us for an evening of forever flowing champagne and jaw-dropping entertainment designed to take you back to Montmartre in 1899.
       
      Brianne Bishop Design featuring Philippe Vignal with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art on exhibit at Ligne Roset:
      440 N. Wells St. #100s
      Experience the sensual, moody art by Philippe Vignal hanging from the ceiling with thick black rope evoking drama over the iconic Togo seating arrangement. Join us for a night of undeniable sexy French style with French rap beats- enjoy spicy French martinis, nibbles of sweet macaroons, and create your own lavender sachets as a memento.
       
      Victoria Hardy Interiors featuring Bruno Surdo and Michael Van Zeyl of Victor Armendariz Gallery on exhibit at eggersmann usa:
      300 W. Hubbard St., 4th floor
      Goddess Gala of Fine Arts - eggersmann will be celebrating the essence of all women through the eyes of Bruno Surdo & Michael Van Zeyl with unique designs by Victoria Hardy. Take part in a real life work of art, sip rosé and enjoy light bites.

      Nora Schneider Interior Design featuring Cleveland Dean on exhibit at bulthaup
      313 W. Superior St.
      Dichotomy of the dirty line at bulthaup with Nora Schneider Interior Design and Cleveland Dean. Stop by to experience our urban vibe, where we will be serving up dirty martinis and sexy bites while our DJ sets the mood with beats that will make you want to groove. 

      Kelly Hurliman Design featuring John Bannon of Ken Saunders Gallery on exhibit at Renaissance Tile & Bath
      555 N. Franklin St.
      Electrify the night at Renaissance Tile & Bath’s newly curated showroom.  Sip on a signature ‘Blue Tile-tini’ while listening to the sweet melodies of Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy & Howlin' Wolf.  Get inspired with an eclectic vignette by Kelly Hurliman Design featuring the illuminated “Lingering Kiss” by Chicago artist John E. Bannon of Ken Saunders Gallery.  

      Alan Design Studio featuring Jennifer Webster with Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at 210 Design House
      210 W. Illinois St.
      ‘Hanky Panky’ at 210 Design House as all are invited to ‘lounge’ at the vignette created by Ruthie Alan of Alan Design Studio while you are Razzle Dazzle’d’ In Bad Form by the art of Jennifer Webster.  Bring your imagination and be ready to transcend through the centuries as you imbibe on chef driven libations and sweet treats.  

      Alida Coury Interiors featuring Colt Seager at Calia Stone Boutique
      154 W. Hubbard St.
      Lift the veil between heaven and earth as Colt Seager reveals his latest art series in the serene setting of Calia Stone Boutique. The rich tones of marble and quartz act as a backdrop to the form, balance, and rhythm of Seager's abstract works.  A romantic Bohemian setting that connects you to the peace and love of art, embraced by a live set of Latin acoustic guitars strumming. We invite you to take a sip of comfort and warm your soul on a soothing sojourn from the conscious dreams of Alida Coury Interiors. 

      Centaur Interiors featuring Tyler Shields on exhibit at Samuel Lynne Galleries
      215 W. Huron St. Suite # 1
      Chicago and Centaur Interiors bring you the newest collection of avant-garde photography from Tyler Shields - named the Andy Warhol of our generation, and making headlines at Sotheby's Erotic: Passion & Desire sale for his impressive auction success. Shields is known for his unique brand of volatile photography, representative of his trademark edgy, provocative, and daring style. Join us to view the power of Shields' photos from his latest Fairytale, Provocateur, Paint, Indulgence, and Decadence series, and enjoy complimentary cocktails with the artist.

      dSPACE Studio featuring TJ O’Keefe at Molteni&C
      311 W. Superior St.
      Join Molteni&C and dSPACE Studio for an evening that embraces cutting edge craft and well executed minimalism. The contemporary Italian design and detailed artistry of Molteni&C furniture sets the stage for the powerful work of TJ O'Keefe, a Chicago-based artist and industrial designer. Savor fine Italian wines and bites from acclaimed local restaurant Tocco as you enjoy and reflect on O'Keefe's form-driven works that are at once streamlined and complex.

      The Anti-Cruelty Society (ACS) featuring “Art from the Heart”, special “KIDDY KITCHEN POP UP” Scott Dresner of Dresner Design
      157 W. Grand Avenue, Education & Training Center
      Join The Anti-Cruelty Society as we celebrate the work of young artists at the annual Art from the Heart juried exhibition. Visual works will be on display as youth share their passion for animals, advocacy and the community. Stop by to be inspired by how these young artists are putting their compassion to action. Special “Kiddy Kitchen” by Scott Dresner of Dresner Design will be raffled off to benefit ACS. Learn more about the Art from the Heart exhibition and contest at www.anticruelty.org.
        
      "The River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk is our most popular event of the year! This year we are featuring brilliant and collected artists from all over the world paired with some of the most coveted Chicago designers. We're really solidifying our presence not just as design centers, but as partners supporting the rich, vibrant art community of the River North neighborhood.” —Mike Cao, president, River North Design District

      “This collaboration between the River North Design District and the River North Gallery District underscores the deep connections between design and fine Art and the veritable riches of Chicago’s offerings within one of the city’s most vital neighborhoods. Contemporary design and designers innovate in the spirit of responsible and sustainable engagement with social and environmental challenges while fine artists and the galleries that promote them aspire to focus our attention on what is possible and what needs to be changed in the spirit of inspiration and aspiration.” —Ken Saunders of Ken Saunders Gallery

      Check our website periodically for updates:

      Please visit https://rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/fall-gallery-walk/
      For more information and to purchase tickets.  Space is limited.

      Cost: Free - All showroom events are free and open to the public with the exception of the kick off and after parties which are $35 each or $60 for both.

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      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.