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Welcome to Fine Arts Building Studios

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The Fine Arts Building (FAB) Studios collective was established in 2007. Our Members include: visual artists, musicians, jewelers, vocalists, and theater groups. Join us on the second Friday of every month for Second Fridays Open Studios. Come browse ten floors of art, theater, dance, music, and galleries in the historic Fine Arts Building located at 410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605. For more information:  Beatriz Ledesma 773.561.0825  or  Debra LePage 312.339.8415 
 
Fine Arts Building STUDIOS joins the  Chicago Cultural Mile monthly Second Fridays  celebration of culture and arts.  
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SECOND FRIDAYS OPEN STUDIOS: the NEXT open studios is Friday September 12, 2014 from 5pm - 9pm. 

The following studios will open from 5 - 9 PM unless otherwise stated: 

1035 Studio of Frani Luehrs
InSplendorous Jewelry and Paintings by FLuers 

927 Ossia Musical Forum
Beethoven String Quartets
Mozart Flute Quartets
6-9pm

924  Jim Tansley
Drawings and Paintings

922  Richard Laurent
Oil painting demonstration

827 Anita Ivy Miller
Paintings, Prints
Magic 7 pm
5-8pm

701  Beatriz E Ledesma
Oils
5-8pm

701 Claris Cahan
Textiles with a story

701  Debra LePage
Watercolor on paper and Yupo

636  Oak Street Design
window display company--enter for chance to win fun display prop 

632F Tiffany Gholar
Abstract art and digital photography
7-9 p.m.

501 & 514 
Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL)
Meditation, gong relaxation, walking meditation, beginners’ workshops teacher training, group classes & private lessons.

526  Keys In The Loop Studio 
Drop by between 6 & 8PM for a free demo, and learn to play a song in about 10 minutes using the Simply Music piano method!

534 Lou Ann Burkhardt
Drawings & Paintings
5-8 pm

414 AWAKEN Higher Brain Living® Center
Showing a series of short, spiritual films followed by discussion and serving healthy popcorn
6:30-8:45pm

300 American Rhythm Center
FREE Improvisation Jam 6-8
FREE Dance Fitness Class 6-7
FREE Tap Jam 8-9 

210 Selected Works Used Books & Sheet Music
Good used books, music scores, and Hodge the famous cat 

 

 

PAST EVENTS:
 
FAB Studios is now a member of the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) and took part in CLA's first Open Streets on State Street. It was a huge success. Over 10,000 visitors joined FAB Studio members to fill State Street with art and music. 

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SECOND FLOOR GALLERY: September Exhibition
 
"Celebrate the Paperweight"
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Second Floor Gallery space open during regular FAB business hours 
7AM to 10PM  Monday thru Friday
7:30 AM to 9:30PM Saturday
10AM to 4PM Sunday 
 
 
 
PAST EXHIBITIONS:
 
June - July 2014    

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YI KE 2014
Debut Solo Exhibition: The Sensation without Being Immersed in Tedium
 
May 2014 
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FABstudios artist Jean Mazzochi Solo Exhibition
 
April 2014
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Tiffany Gholar: Imperfect Beauty
One artist, two bodies of work. 
 
 
March 2014  
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December 2013 - February 2014
A Gift of Art  f
eaturing the work of FAB Artists  
 
 
September 2013 Second Floor Gallery: 
Past and present work of 5 encaustic artists

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August 2013 Second Floor Gallery 
Idle Hands: Works of Matthew Silva
 

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July 2013 Second Floor Gallery
"PUBS OF"
 A collection of posters artistically capturing the pubs and local hangouts that make up the heart and soul of your town. 

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June 2013 Second Floor Gallery  
THIRD COAST DIASPORA
Chicago as a point of arrival and departure. 

Artworks by Samuel Gillis, Terry Dixon, Kevin Swallow and Chris Davis! 
Presented by Chicago Art Leasing and curated by Joshua Ginsberg
  
 
May 2013 Second Floor Gallery 
A MEDLEY OF DRAWINGS by Jim Tansley
An eclectic exhibition of drawings exploring a wide range of interests and enthusiasms. 

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April 2013 Second Floor Gallery
ETERNAL: A solo exhibition of original oils on canvas by Jill McLean 
www.jillmclean.com

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February - March 2013 Second Floor Gallery and Studio 701: 
FUSEDChicago encaustic artists --works in wax of 16 FUSEDChicago members 

 

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December 2012/January 2013 Second Floor Gallery:
Annual FAB Studios Member Show 
 
 
 
November 2012 Second Floor Gallery:

"One Day in Amauta"
Daily life in a Lima shantytown 
 
Photographs by Patrice Olsen

 
 
October 2012 Second Floor Gallery:  
Earth, Fire & Water 
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September Second Floor Gallery: 
Paintings by J. M. Jung
Photography by J. A. Jung  

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May Second Floor Gallery Exhibition:  
Selected Works by Jill McLean
Exhibition open till June 7th
For more information: 312.718.7707 | www.jillmclean.com
 
 
April Second Floor Gallery:
Paradigm Shift: The Art of the Chicago Spring 
Group show 
 
Second Floor Gallery February 2011 
Hello and Goodbye: A year at FAB 
Featuring eclectic mixed media and collage
created by artist Alenna Marie Sandy
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Second Floor Gallery Dec  2011 - Jan 2012
Annual FAB Studios Member Show 
 
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Fine Arts Building Studios  •   410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60605

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