It's time once again for another appearance of The Free Store Chicago. Curated by Biggest Fags Ever (Zena Sakowski & Rob Kelly), Melinda Fries, & Salem Collo-Julin, this popular art project has been at it for nearly four years now and has versions in other cities as well.
Info from their site...
BRING THINGS, TAKE THINGS, BUY NOTHING!
The Free Store is a nomadic, temporary free store that irregularly visits a variety of Chicagoland neighborhoods. The Free Store, open during all gallery hours, invites you to be involved: come to the store, bring stuff you want to give away, and take stuff that you want. There is no restriction on what you can take - you don't have to trade or barter. Just take it.
Yes we will be at Gallery 400 for six weeks but come on the 27th and celebrate with us. While you are there you can also see:
Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor and Economics from Temporary Services.
A selection from a previous incarnation of The Free Store. Photo by Melinda Fries.
Opening Wednesday, January 27, 2010
5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Free Store
Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago
400 S. Peoria St.
Schedule for the rest of the run:
January 26 - March 6, 2010
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00
pm. Extended hours on Thursdays - 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
More info here.