Artists & Neighbors Mingle and Swap Art!

Artists and art aficionados, bring a piece of original art and get ready to dig out your pocket book in support of the arts in Logan Square! Join us for Art. Swap. Meet, the first in a series of 'fun-raisers' that will fund the arts-related activities for the 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF), on Thursday, April 7th from 6 PM to 9 PM at I Am Logan Square, located at 2648 N. Milwaukee Avenue. In addition to Art. Swap. Meet, a new presentation of works by artists Lauren Feece, Lindsey Meyers, Chris Silva, and Robert Stevenson will be unveiled in an exhibition entitled April Showers.

Event Summary
What: Art. Swap. Meet.
  a benefit for the 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival Art Galleries
When: April 7, 2011, 6pm-9pm
Where: I Am Logan Square Gallery
, 2648 North Milwaukee Ave.
How:  1. Bring a Piece of Art (under 16” x 20”)
           2. Grab a Number

           3. Meet Artists & Swap Art (swap begins at 7:30pm)
           4. Take Home New Art
Admission:  $3 suggested donation with piece of art/ $10 without. 
(Includes complimentary food and beverages and opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for first 5 picks. Only those who bring art can participate in swap for picks #6 and up.)
Info: Email the MAAF Art Committee at or visit  

How to Art. Swap. Meet.? When you bring a piece of art, grab a number at random out of the bowl at the door. Then, wait to hear your number called so you can pick out a piece of artwork from the pool of art (swap begins at 7:30pm). Feel free to trade numbers as you mingle. If you see that piece you must have, all will have the opportunity to snatch it up by buying a raffle ticket in order win one of the first five selections of the night.
Join us for a fun-filled night with friends and complimentary food and beverages. A $3 suggested donation with a piece of art ($10 without art) gets you in the door! Tasty hors d’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of CafĂ© con Leche and Paper Moon Pastry as well as craft brews by Revolution Brewing. Music by DJ Kusi will accompany the festivities. All proceeds will benefit the arts-related programming at the 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival.

“April Showers” will run through the end of April and all works will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the artist(s) and to support I Am Logan Square. IALS hosts monthly exhibitions of works by local artists. Participating artists must either live or work in Logan Square to exhibit their work at the IALS gallery. The gallery is open to the public by appointment Tuesday through Saturday.


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