Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project Art Exhibition



Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project Chicago is pairing 20 handpicked local artists with venue owners from some of the city’s hottest bars, lounges and restaurants as it kicks off the third year of its national tour. Selected artists will be given a one-day challenge to transform a blank, canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art customized for permanent display at each venue. The art created will be exhibited in a one-night only public showcase on Thursday, April 17, at Moonlight Studios. Attending guests and a panel of curatorial judges will vote on each piece, ultimately selecting two artists to show and sell their work at SCOPE Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel week in December.

Thursday, April 17
8-11 pm
21+ / Hosted Bar
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Moonlight Studios
1446 W Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Selected Artists: 

JC RiveraThe GrocerZach Meyer Sam Kirk • Nathan West • Tara ZanzigUpendo TaylorAlan ZhangMiguel Del Real Max Sansing ArtpentryANTCK Emmy Star Brown Randi DrozdJoseph SENTROCK Perez John Bambino • Tim “Tubs” Alamillo • Josh HarkerKeelan McMorrowNate Otto

Selected Venues: 
Hub 51 • Bub City • Three Dots and a Dash • Prohibit • Vivo • Geek Bar • Pork Chop • Chop Shop • HQ River North • Emporium • Empty Bottle • The Promontory • The Brixton • Debonair • Thalia Hall • Riverie • La Catrina • Galerie F • Leaders • Chrome Industries

Judging Panel:

Anna Cerniglia
• School of the Art Institute – Professor
• Johalla Projects – Founder & Director
• Fountain Art Fair – Partner
• SSA #33: Promote The Art Committee – Wicker Park, Bucktown

Lee Bey
• The University of Chicago – Head of Arts & Public Life Initiative with Theaster Gates
• WBEZ – On-Air Contributor
• Fox News Chicago – Architecture Contributor
• University of Illinois at Chicago – Professor
• City of Chicago – Mayoral Deputy Chief of Staff
• Chicago Sun-Times – Architecture / Urban Design Critic

Faheem Majeed
• University of Illinois at Chicago – Professor
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Instructor
• Chicago State – Faculty
• South Side Community Art Center – Curator & Executive Director

Hebru Brantley
• In 2012, Hebru was the Red Bull Curates: Canvas Cooler, Chicago People’s Choice Winner
• Since then his work has been showcased in global fairs, most notably at SCOPE Art Show during Art Basel Miami
• Collected by notables including Swizz Beats, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James and Brandon Lloyd.

* As the event is open to the public with no door charge, we suggest an early arrival as we cannot guarantee admittance through the evening, based on venue capacity*

Doors open at 8pm // Ages 21+ // Hosted Bar

Join the conversation: #CanvasCooler // @RedBullCHI

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