September in Chicago kicks off the fall art season, so we've compiled a hot list of art festivals and fairs in the Chicago area to check out while you're in town.
YoungArts Winners represent a dynamic group of artists who go on to become leading professionals in their fields. Alumni are Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award nominees.
HATCH Projects is a yearlong, juried incubator for contemporary Chicago artists and curators that strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice.
When my daughter was born, I remembered words I had forgotten: sunqu, wawa, uripachallay.
Get serious about art, gardening, and the perfect bowl for fish soup.
Like many performance-based things, doing the show is the easy part. Putting the show together? That’s hard.
I realized after all these years of making plays that I'm a sculptor.
When we decided to produce our own film project, we had some tough decisions to make.
Krughoff reads from her story and describes a throw-down with her editor and the rumor that inspired the piece.
If you’re solely a poet or fiction writer, avoid the pursuit of bios and resumes entirely.
Publishing requires teamwork. Keep an honest and respectful dialog with your editor.
It took you two years to write your novel; I will need two months to read it.
UrbanDaddy Chicago Editor Chris LaMorte on the importance of professional freelance pitches.
Also, don’t be so general with a pitch that I have to work to dig up a story. Be specific.
A filmmaker finds footage of his childhood home burning to the ground, and draws a sense of closure from it.