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Edifice Innovation: BUILT Fest in August


Building a temporary city out of shipping containers,  BUILT Festival is a major new art Initiative taking place this sumer in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Shipping containers will be handed over to selected contemporary artists and curators and given the task of transforming the open-ended materials into alternative or guerrilla-style venues. BUILT is designed as a dynamic space for creative thinking and action, bringing together artists and participants in a cultural activation open to the public. Over a hundred independent artists, projects, exhibitions, and performances will expand on the festival’s focus on urban culture.

Sketch of a mobile art gallery by BUILT Fest founder, Tristan J.M. Hummel

Friday August 12th 5:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday August 13th 12:00pm-10:30pm

1767 N. Milwaukee ave. Chicago IL, 60647

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $10 online. Along with taking in the spectacle of 12 shipping container galleries, attendees can expect the staples of street fest revelry including music (lineup TBA), food, and drinks.

Interested in showing your work in Built? Applications are being accepted through July 25th. BUILT accepts all forms of artwork; 2D, sculpture, performance, for review.  Applicants for BUILT are applying for a 10’(w) x 8’(h) x 10’(depth) space at the festival. That’s 10 linear feet of wall, 8 feet high and 10 feet of floor space. There are no restrictions on the content of submissions. There is a $15 application fee but there are no additional charges after acceptance.