NADA is pleased to present the Chicago Gallery Open, in partnership with Artlogic. Taking place September 30–October 4, 2020, the new hybrid online-offline event showcases online presentations and in-person viewings from local Chicago galleries, non-profits, and artist-run spaces.
The Chicago Gallery Open features online presentations of available artworks from participating galleries; exhibition listings to promote in-person, by-appointment viewings; and a programming series organized in collaboration with participants to be hosted locally in Chicago and online.
Designed by Artlogic and built on their Online Viewing Room technology and e-commerce services, the Chicago Gallery Open presents artworks in a centralized dynamic online platform, creating an engaging and unique purchasing experience for collectors. Through the collaborative efforts of NADA and all of the participants, this new event uses this moment to focus on the vitality, importance, and eccentricity of the Chicago art community.
The Chicago Gallery Open follows the success of the NADA New York Gallery Open, an annual event that takes place during Armory Week in lieu of a traditional art fair. The second edition of the New York Gallery Open featured over 60 art galleries, non-profits, and alternative spaces across New York City, and included a programming series of guided tours, artist talks, performances, dinners, and special events. Additionally, the Chicago Gallery Open builds upon the momentum of last year’s Chicago Invitational, a contemporary art fair that took place throughout the iconic Chicago Athletic Association hotel last year, featuring over 30 exhibitors from around the world.