We took the month of November to appreciate the many artists, vendors, and community members we have had the honor of disrupting and constructing with this year. This video is a glance of the dope experiences we’ve had this year, including meeting another + (Plus Sign), the artist behind the music. We truly appreciate the many artists and trouble makers who trusted us enough to join this effort.
Along with reflection, we have been setting intentions for next year. Gentrification, respectability politics, sustainability, Afro-futurism, and opportunities for youth are still important themes we’ll continue to explore in 2018. In addition to interactive exhibitions, we have added solo show opportunities for black and brown artists from the Lower West and South Side of Chicago. In addition to our gallery and community space, in 2018, we are introducing an affordable and transitional housing artist residence.
Below is an overall introduction to our current structure.