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Around the Coyote presents ArtVoices Magazine's 1st Annual Emerging Artists Competition & Exhibition
2009 Fall Arts Festival

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3 Oct 2009 to 24 Oct 2008

Around the Coyote
1935 1/2 W. North Ave
Splat Flats Gallery: 1817 W. Division St
Chicago, IL
IL 60622
North America
p: 1 773.342.6777
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Artists in this exhibition: James Taylor Bonds, Bruce Davenport, Randell Henry, Chris Martin, Colin Meneghini, Luke Rocha, Maxx Sizeler, Jeanne Umbdenstock

ArtVoices Magazine Presents:
1st Annual Emerging Artists Competition and Exhibition

October 3 to October 24, 2009
Opening Night Reception: Saturday, October 3 from 6-9pm

Around the Coyote Exhibitions is proud to host ArtVoices Magazine's 1st Annual Emerging Artists Competition and Exhibition. After receiving hundreds of submissions from all over the country, Juror and World Renowned Artists Willie Birch selected eight finalist to participate in the first ever ArtVoices Emerging Artists competition. The finalist selected are James Taylor Bonds, Bruce Davenport, Randell Henry, Chris Martin, Colin Meneghini, Luke Rocha, Maxx Sizeler and Jeanne Umbdenstock
ArtVoices Magazine is committed to the nurturing process of Emerging Artists and their vision. Besides creating an opportunity for Artists in all mediums to get their work where the public can view it, ArtVoices wants to create opportunities that would serves as a catalyst in promoting dialogue between Artists, Curators, Collectors and Gallerists worldwide

The show begins Saturday, October 3rd, with an Opening Reception from 6-9pm. Artist Willie Birch and ArtVoices Editor and Publisher Terrence Sanders will be in attendance.

Gallery Hours are M-F, by appointment only between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

Around the Coyote :
2009 Fall Arts Festival
October 3 to October 24, 2009
Opening Night Reception: Friday, October 16 from 6-9pm

For questions or images contact:
Anne Mills, Executive Director

2009 Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival: October 16-18
Festival Opening Party, Friday, October 16 from 7pm - 11pm, various venues
Saturday, October 17 from 12pm - 10pm
Sunday, October 18 from 12-6pm
After Party, Sunday, October 18 from 7pm-11pm, Subterranean

CHICAGO, IL] - Around the Coyote is pleased to present its 2009 Fall Arts Festival in Wicker Park during the weekend of October 16-18. Around the Coyote will present over 100 different artists in a variety of disciplines: visual arts such as painting, drawing, and photography, poetry, theatre, music, and film, video, and new media. The Fall Arts Festival utilizes unique venues such as vacant storefronts to bring vitality to otherwise forgotten spaces. Our artists present the best of the vibrant emerging artist scene in Chicago, and the community and collaborative natures of the festival allow the artists to share an intimate yet accessible opportunity to view, purchase, and learn about their work.

Around the Coyote is also presenting a number of events in collaboration with the festival. The Art Voices Magazine 1st Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition will be showing at the Around the Coyote Exhibitions at the Splat Flats, and will be up throughout the festival. Slideluck Potshow, a globally held slideshow arts exhibition and community gathering, will be held on Saturday, October 17 from 7 pm - 11 pm.

Venue sponsors include Joseph Freed and Associates (1240 N Milwaukee, 1275 N Milwaukee, 1287 N Milwaukee, and 1238-40 N Ashland), L. Miller and Son Lumber (1817 W Division) and Subterranean (2011 W North Ave). Curators include Britton Bertran (Curator's Choice Visual Arts), Michael Woo (music), and LiveBox (Catherine Forster with Patrick Cunningham, Film and Video). Sponsors include iGo Car Sharing and Groslch. Additional sponsors include the West Town Chamber of Commerce, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, and our grant givers: the CityArts Program 2 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Festival hours:
October 16, Opening Party 7-11pm (Tickets, $20 - includes pass for entire weekend)
October 17, 12pm-10pm (all venues open)
October 18, 12pm-6pm (all venues open)
October 18, Closing Party and Music Showcase 7pm-11pm at Subterranean (Tickets, $5)

Main venues:
Around the Coyote. 1817 W Division St.. (Visual Art)
1240 N Milwaukee (Film, Video, and New Media Lounge)
1275 N Milwaukee (Visual Art)
1287 N Milwaukee Ave (Theatre, Performance, Slideluck Potshow)
1238-40 N Milwaukee Ave (Visual Art)
Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave (Closing Party and Music Showcase)

Festival Tickets:
*Festival Pass: $10 - good for all programs, all weekend (except opening and closing party)
*Opening Night Party: $20 - includes ticket good for all weekend (except closing party)
*VIP Donor Ticket: $50 - includes Opening and Closing Party, all programs, and all tours
To purchase tickets in advance call 773.342.6777. Festival Passes are good for any performance throughout the weekend while seating is available. We recommend getting to a performance 30 minutes early to assure seating. Tickets held at Will Call can be picked up at 1275 N Milwaukee Ave.

The Around the Coyote 2009 Fall Arts Festival is part of Chicago Artists Month, the fourteenth annual celebration of Chicago's vibrant visual art community coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and sponsored by the Chicago Office of Tourism with additional support from 3Arts. For more information, call 312/744-6630 or visit

Please visit for more information, full schedules, and images.

Around the Coyote, a 501(c)3 non-profit, supports, promotes and makes accessible Chicago's multidisciplinary arts community. Our activities enhance public discourse and provide creative outlets for emerging artists. Year-round programming includes multi-media arts festivals featuring visual art, theater, dance, video and poetry in the spring and fall; art exhibitions in the Around the Coyote gallery; an artist-in-residence program; membership opportunities for artists and art aficionados; educational outreach for all ages through multi-media art workshops, lectures, collaborations with local schools and agencies, and career development workshops for artists. This programming is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the CityArts Program 2 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

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