This weekend is the 3rd and final part of "To Art and Profit", an inter-disciplinary performance series curated by Abra Johnson and Meida McNeal. I heard a lot of great things about pt. 2, which was presented last month.
Info from their site...
The final weekend focuses on a trifecta of relationships—art makers, consumers, and sponsors. How can we make commercial art that is socially relevant, appealing, and entertaining? Can we create new systems of value and new models of socially accountable and affordable art production? Can community-centered art pay? How do artists retain their integrity and become/remain commercially viable? How can we build creative markets that don’t dumb its consumers down or lock others out?
To Art and Profit
Come As You Are: Reimagining Art with a Conscience
at Links Hall
3435 N Sheffield Ave
Friday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2011
There will also be a free neighborhood spectacle and panel presented as part of this series at the
Southside Community Art Center
3831 S Michigan Ave
Sunday, May 22, 2011
2 to 5 pm