Chicago Art Book Fair
The Chicago Athletic Association hotel is excited to host the first annual Chicago Art Book Fair, presented by No Coast Studio. Produced in partnership with Land and Sea Dept. and Johalla Projects, the Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF) will feature over 150 independent publishers asserting Chicago’s role as a global center for print and publishing. With a commitment to presenting emerging and established artists and designers alike, the CABF champions the city’s rich history of print and publishing and hopes to inspire a next generation of makers.
Thursday, Nov 16: 6–9pm (Opening/Preview)
Friday, Nov 17: 12–7pm
Saturday, Nov 18: 11am–7pm
Sunday, Nov 19: 12–6pm
Visit cabf.no-coast.org for a full list of exhibitors and programs – connecting Chicago’s existing art communities while fostering new opportunities for public engagement – taking place within the hotel and throughout the city.
About No Coast Studio
No Coast is a Chicago based publisher of artist’s books and editions founded in 2008 by Aay Preston-Myint and Alex Valentine. No Coast is invested in alternative methods and markets for publishing, printmaking, and the creation of artists’ multiples. Our process investigates the ownership and authorship of art through experiments in collaboration, modes of distribution, and display.
About The Land & Sea Dept.
Land and Sea Dept. is a Chicago-based concept and project development studio working creatively and passionately across disciplines. Its principals – Cody Hudson, Jon Martin, Robert McAdams and Peter Toalson – have collective decades of involvement in the fields of art, construction, design, event production, identity, marketing, music, and woodworking. Their experience allows them to apply their unique creative perspectives across a variety of applications and constantly develop new concepts. Land and Sea Dept. has completed a broad range of projects (art exhibitions, film screenings, live concerts, bars, restaurants, structural designs, and more), including some of Logan Square’s best-loved establishments: Michelin-starred Longman & Eagle, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Lost Lake, and Thank You. Most recently, Land and Sea Dept. opened four restaurant concepts within the restored and reimagined Chicago Athletic Association: Cherry Circle Room, Game Room, Drawing Room, and Milk Room.
About Johalla Projects
Johalla Projects was established as a venue for emerging and mid-career artists. Located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, Johalla Projects is a collective space collaborating with artists, writers, and curators. In addition to presenting exhibitions, Johalla Projects thrives on its partnerships outside the gallery walls, staging murals, large-scale art installations, public works and guest curating for partners including the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), The Field Museum, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival, Fountain Art Fair, The James Chicago, Soho House Chicago and the Chicago Athletic Association.