• Chicago Market's January 2020 Board Meeting

    Have a question for the Chicago Market Board?
    Want to see the Board in action?

    Chicago Market Board meetings are open to all Owners!

    You just need to let us know you'll be coming (by RSVP'ing below!) and whether you'll be needing comment time. (Owners can speak for up to 5 minutes, and we'll be capping comment time to 30 minutes per Board meeting.)

    Please send any questions for the Board in advance to board@chicagomarket.coop.

    There is free parking behind Lakeview Pantry in the gravel lot under the train tracks. If you plan on joining us, do consider bringing a donation of canned goods for our generous hosts at Lakeview Pantry - canned tuna is a favorite!



    - Housekeeping (5 min)
    - Owner Forum (5 min)
    - Team Meeting Reporting (5-10 min)

    Executive Session: (100 min)

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, IL
    2 RSVPs

  • Self-Defense for Beginners

    Chicago Market is hosting business partners Torriente Toliver, Mind Body Defense; Stephanie Wolfson, Attorney; and Lisa La Boriqua, ADT Security for a free networking and self-defense class. Explore your boundaries and learn how to protect and defend yourself in this fun, dynamic, and hands-on approach to self-defense. ADT Security will also be raffling off a free home alarm system to a lucky attendee.
    Friday, January 24, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Chicago Market in Chicago, IL
    0 RSVPs

  • Chameleon Blind: Uptown Public Art Opening

    Join us and artist Mara Baker for the opening of her art exhibit in our space!

    Mara Baker is pleased to present a new public art installation titled Chameleon Blind — Uptown. Located in Chicago Market's historic Gerber Building, adjacent to the Wilson Red Line station, the work is housed in 16 windows and is designed to be viewed from the street. This is Baker’s largest work to date, and is generously hosted by Chicago Market and funded by Uptown United.

    5:30 pm: Artist Talk
    6:30 pm: Walking tour of Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery

    Hot cider courtesy of Chicago Market business Owner, Earth First Farms and bites from Owner Kā’lish and Sam & Gertie's. 

    Chameleon Blind is an ongoing series combining wood, metal, light, and fiber processes to create multi-dimensional “light paintings”. Designed to be visible 24 hours a day the installations light up each night at dusk allowing commuters and pedestrians an opportunity to experience the work as it transforms from day and night. The project collaborates with Chambers of Commerce, local governments, and property owners across the city to site the work in underused and temporarily vacant window spaces.

    The overarching goal of the project is to create new opportunities for the community to engage and access contemporary art outside of traditional gallery settings, while fostering connections to support and promote local businesses. In 2020, Baker will install Chameleon Blind in neighborhoods across Chicago including West Town, Six Corners, Humboldt Park, and more.

    Mara Baker is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and educator. Combining traditional fiber processes, animation, light and video, Baker’s work draws inspiration from the phenomena of optical illusion and the changing of our eyes perception of light, color and space. Baker received an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including Chicago, New York, Santa Fe, Minneapolis, Budapest and Toronto. Baker is Associate Professor of Fine Art at the College of Dupage, a nationally recognized community college serving the greater Chicago area.

    For more information, please visit www.marabaker.com. Read our interview with Mara here.

    Free parking in our lot, behind the store. Enter at the far north end of the building along Broadway.

    Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 04:00 PM · 19 rsvps
    Chicago Market in Chicago, IL
    19 RSVPs