Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Art Chicago 2006 is on!

Well, all the chaos about whether Art Chicago 2006 was going to take place or not has finally been officially announced. From Art Chicago's website this is what they have to say:

Art Chicago 2006 is on!

Art Chicago in the Park announces a change in venue from Butler Field to the historic Chicago Merchandise Mart located at 350 N. Orleans, Chicago, IL 60654. With the generous assistance of the Merchandise Mart Properties, Art Chicago has been given the opportunity to mount its International Exposition of 104 dealers in one of its massive exhibition halls.

The fair was forced to relocate due to a series of related installation delays. Although we looked forward to returning to the Park, the time was too short for us to successfully mitigate the problems. We approached the Merchandise Mart recently as we were seeking alternative locations to Butler Field should these problems become intractable.

Thomas Blackman Associates, Inc.

Needless to say that I am happy that they were able to get this thing back up and running by I have some doubts about the future of Art Chicago after this year. It may be time for them to go back to the drawing board and reinvent themselves and figure out what has been going wrong. For those of you still going up there this weekend enjoy. I will still be there.

Ed, has more on this topic on his site.

1 Responses to “Art Chicago 2006 is on!”

Anonymous said...
April 26, 2006 at 12:04 PM

Art Chicago is so dorky it makes the Nova thing look cool.

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