You're a Piece of Work - Chicago
Organized by: YAPOW CHICAGO
EVENT DATE Nov 05, 2016
Back in 2013, YOU'RE A PIECE OF WORK was born: a free, open gallery show where local Chicago artists could show up and exhibit a piece of work within a 17 x 17 in space on a "first come, first hang" basis while enjoying live music, drinks, apps and creative company for a cause. The concept was simple, unique, and easy to execute, drawing a crowd of over 200 attendees, 80 participating artists, and several thousand dollars in donations to a local charity within a few short hours. So whatever happened to YAPOW? The original event sponsor, Harrington College of Design, made the announcement just a week before the show's third year that the school would be closing and the event was immediately cancelled, leaving everyone "hanging" though not in the way originally intended. Which brings us to this fundraising effort: We're bringing YAPOW back, baby, as an independent event and we need your help. Your contribution, whatever the amount, will go towards: venue and furniture rental, food & drink, live music, PR & marketing, and future YAPOW events. Make a donation and mark your calendar: The tentative date for 2016 is November 5th from 6-9PM. Thank you for supporting local talent and the Chicago art community.