Weekly Events Calendar: 08.16.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Handmade Market
    • This market is a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the unique and handmade.
    • Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave.
    • Saturday, August 19

  • Dzine: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    • Chicago-based designer Dzine (Carlos Rolon) has gone from graffiti artist to internationally renowned painter in both large (mural-size) and small scales.
    • Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries, 78 E. Washington Street
    • Opens August 19 thru October 29

  • Black/White
    • BLACK/WHITE is composed of various media by various artists; paintings, photographs, drawings, etchings, and other works on paper. The concept behind the exhibition is that all black and white art hangs well together in a space.
    • FLATFILEgalleries, 217 North Carpenter
    • Closes August 18

  • Sandwich Antiques Market
    • Located just 60 miles west of the city, this market features between 350-450 antique dealers from around the country.
    • Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Rd., (one block north of Rt. 34 on the West Side of Sandwich)
    • August 19-20

  • Works on Paper
    • Featuring prints and drawings by Lee Bontecou, Sol LeWitt, Kiki Smith and others.
    • Thomas McCormick Gallery, 835 W. Washington Blvd.
    • Closes August 19

  • Art Escape: Douglas Garofalo
    • Chicago architect Douglas Garofalo reveals his compelling design process through computer animations, diagrams, plans, and analog models for single family homes, institutional buildings, and urban-scale designs.
    • Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • August 17, 5:30-9 pm

  • Midwest Bonsai Society Show & Sale
    • The best in the Midwest and one of the top three in the country, this 29th annual bonsai show and sale draws enthusiasts from all over the United States.
    • Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
    • August 18, noon–5 p.m. and August 19–20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.