WEST LOOP — Not well-heeled enough to attend Expo Chicago’s Navy Pier showcase of all things contemporary art?
Then head over to “Edition Chicago,” the Chicago Artists Coalition’s cheaper alternative to Friday’s pricey international art fair.
The fair — conceived by Chicago Artists Coalition’s Carolina O. Jayaram and gallery owner Andrew Rafacz — offers cutting-edge contemporary art sans the high price tags found at Expo Chicago, the annual international art exposition held at Navy Pier Friday to Sunday.
Jayaram said you won't find anything at Edition that costs more than $5,000 and most pieces will be way below that price.
"It's just a great way to discover many of the newer emerging artists and galleries in Chicago as well as galleries around the country," she said.
Galleries from Boston, Los Angeles and even Bloomington, Ill. will represent at Edition, with participating West Loop galleries including Andrew Rafacz, Document and Threewalls.
To commemorate Edition’s first year, Chicago artist Cody Hudson will also produce a limited-edition print, available for $50 at the fair while supplies last.
There is a $10 suggested donation to Edition, located at Chicago Artists Coalition’s West Loop gallery at 217 N. Carpenter St. The fair runs 12-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.