Pilsen Guided Van Tours

Visit up to eight artists’ studios in the heart of Pilsen during our 10th year anniversary celebration of 18th St. PIlsen Open Studios. Don’t worry about driving or parking — spend more time in the galleries!

Local artists will serve as guides to provide commentary on the galleries and history of Pilsen and to answer questions on the tours. Each trip should last approximately two hours.

Meet at the Colibri Gallery to begin your scheduled tour. Present your voucher as valid admission for one person. Tour dates and times cannot be exchanged.

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Pilsen Mural Walks

Saturday, October 20 at Noon and 2pm
Sunday, October 21 at Noon and 2pm

During the 1920s and ’30s the social commentary and revitalization of the Italian Renaissance fresco style of Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros influenced many WPA artists who combined the creativity of the new art movement with the values of the American people. This program looks at the legacy of this profound cross-cultural relationship.

Enjoy these special walking tours of this artistically rich community while learning about the murals that have been created in the area since the early ‘70s by Mexican and Mexican-American artists. The event is part of the annual Pilsen Open Studios where local artists welcome the public into their workspace.

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Meet at Colibri Studio/Gallery at 2032 W. 18th Street to begin each tour.
Tours are led by local artists.

Pilsen Open Studios 2012

10th Anniversary 18th St. Pilsen Open Studios

October 20 & 21 2012

Pilsen Open Studios is an annual art walk independently produced by local artists and volunteers, that is also one of the premier events of the citywide Chicago Artists Month. It will be the weekend of October 20-21, 2012, taking place in various locations along Pilsen’s 18th Street Corridor.

Fundraiser Gala

Saturday, September 15 2012
at the Mexican Museum of Mexican Art

Pilsen Open Studios Kickoff Party

Friday, October 19 2012