Fall 2012 Participants

The third iteration of MDW is an expanded edition, bringing together artist-run spaces, publishers, and programmers from across the country demonstrating the diversity, strength and vision of the people/places making it happen in the independent arts ecology. The MDW Fair is a manifestation of the collective spirit behind the region’s most innovative visual cultural organizers, focusing on the breadth of work done here by artists and arts-facilitators alike.

Booths:
SiLO Art Space
ACRE
Columbia College Chicago Photography Department
Co-Prosperity Sphere
Courtney Blades
Defibrillator
Document
Eel Space
Elastic Arts Foundation
Eyeporium Gallery
GURL DON’T BE DUMB
Happy Collaborationists
Heaven
Hinge Gallery
Hyde Park Art Center
In Control
Johalla Projects
LVL3
Make Space
nAbr Gallery
Schlong
Octagon
Peanut Gallery
Plug Projects
Roots & Culture
Roxaboxen Exhibitions
The Salon Series
slow gallery with Clutch
Suitable Video
Terrain Exhibitions
The Abundant Archive
The Franklin
The Luminary Art Center
threewalls
UIC MFA students
What it is

Publication Tables:
5 Star Ratings
Bootleggers Anonymous
Center for Book and Paper Arts – Columbia College Chicago
Chicago Artist Writers
EAS Columbus
ESCAPE Group
Friends of Blue Dress Park
Iceberg and Sorcery
Arts Alliance Illinois
Mystery Spot Books
No Coast
Publication Studio
Regional Relationships
Silver Galleon Press
Soberscove Press
Sona Books
SPARE
TAG Zine & Pink Chairs
Temporary Art Review
The Renaissance Society

Performances and Programs by:
Astro Space Party
Thorne Brandt
Mairead Case
Hyperkewl
Jerome Baez with visuals by Theodore Darst
Picnic
Performancy Forum
Private Feast
Salon (Brook Sinkinson Withrow)
Crystal Baxley and Stefan Ransom