Attendees of Expo Chicago admire works by Luis A. Sahagún on April 12, 2024. (Angel Idowu / WTTW News)

From Expo Chicago at Navy Pier to Expo Art Week throughout the city and everything in between, I found myself overwhelmed with celebrations that amplified the city’s artistic community. 

Showcasing works by Alberte Tranberg and Christopher Michlig, Devening Projects is one of 36 galleries and artist spaces participating in this year’s Barely Fair, the fourth iteration of an international art fair with dollhouse-sized booths. (Roland Miller / Barely Fair via CNN Newsource)

Chicago’s Barley Fair brings art down to a miniature size, with its participants making itty-bitty paintings, sculptures and other works to be displayed at 1:12 scale in dollhouse-sized booths.

An image from Expo Chicago 2023. (Credit: Justin Barbin)

Expo Chicago is back for its eleventh anniversary this week and organizers are celebrating with a slew of programs, initiatives and digital events to engage the public both at Navy Pier and throughout the city. 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Gary Simmons. (Ricardo Adame)

The creators behind the city’s favorite annual spring art weekend now welcome an autumn celebration: the inaugural Chicago Exhibition Weekend. The goal is to amplify public art space, with more than 55 galleries, artist-run spaces and community institutions throughout the city.

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Expo Chicago, the city’s biggest annual celebration of all that Chicago's art scene has to offer.

Ben Miller, demonstrating his technique of fly cast painting. (The Rhythms of the River / Manabu Inada)

Artist Ben Miller uses a unique technique called fly cast painting. He’ll be demonstrating it Sunday on the Riverwalk as he creates a portrait of the Chicago River.

Andy Warhol’s “Dorothy Lichtenstein,” 1974, Richard Gray Gallery. (Photo by Paul Audia)

It's that time of year again, when the world comes to Chicago – and Chicago stages a giant temporary art exhibition to welcome the world. With 43 international cities represented, 17 countries and literally thousands of artists participating, this weekend’s Expo Chicago has been anticipated well beyond the city limits. Learn more about the show.

EXPO CHICAGO returns to Navy Pier for its third season and features artwork from more than 140 of the world’s leading galleries. 

The international art world comes to Navy Pier for the annual Expo Chicago. We get an early look as the artists, curators and gallery owners prepare for the big weekend. Read an interview with an exhibit curator and view a slideshow.

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

A new art expo sets sail at Navy Pier. We hear from the director on why this fair has the art world buzzing.