SEPTEMBER 2nd / Day 2
Visit Sideshow Gallery, an exciting new gallery on Western Avenue next to Revolution Tattoo offering amazing art, antiques, and curiosities. Local artist and teacher Anne-Katrin Elliott and Revolution Tattoo owner and curator Cheri Basak have teamed up to rock the Chicago art scene with a new and innovative gallery and event space. Sideshow Gallery will not only be a great canvas for stellar fine art but they plan to peek your curiosities with antiques and oddities. You are challenged to show us your favorite thing (even better, what you bought!) (#uncannyspecimens)
Hours are Monday 2-8, Tuesday 2-8, Wednesday 4-8, Thursday 2-8, Friday 2-8, Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12-6.
The UNCANNY SPECIMENS scavenger hunt set of 30 daily challenges that will be posted on the blog and social media during the month of September. All challenges may be completed at any point during the month as long as they are posted by midnight September 30th/October 1st. Prizes will be awarded not only for the greatest number of challenges completed, but also those fulfilled most creatively and hilariously. Sometimes they are as simple as investigating artists’ online portfolios and/or utilizing library resources. Sometimes you have to go a little further afield and/or use a little creativity/ingenuity. Some are located on the CCC campus, some in the city, some in virtual space. Indulge your curiosity, flex your scholarly and creative minds, and join us for some good old fashioned shenangans. All participants welcome, near and far! You can use any means of social media to participate—Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr—but you must use the #uncannyspecimens for us to find your entry. It’s that simple.