This last week I've been on a marathon solo road trip. I went from South Dakota ----> Dodgeville, Wisconsin ----> DeKalb, Illinois ----> Chicago ----> Milwaukee, Wisconsin ----> LaCrosse, Wisconsin ----> South Dakota. I had amazing timing with the gas prices spiking, but it was worth it to be able to see family, friends, and a crazy amount of art.
The goal of my adventure was to go to Art Chicago/Next with my friends Ann Flowers and Darren Houser (both excellent friends and artists to boot!).
It is held in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago - and we woke up nice and early to get there when it opened. I think it is one of the first times in history that three artists went somewhere together and arrived on time. Maybe we are finally grown-ups (probably not).
It was so great to get out and to see so much art. I've really been missing a connection to the 'Art World' since moving to South Dakota, so this was a much needed 'fix'. Through blogging and online it is easier than ever to stay somewhat connected, but there is nothing like seeing things up close.
Also, if you are interested in seeing more of the pieces/artists I enjoyed - check out my board on Pinterest:
Artists I Love