By Rachelle Bowden in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 10, 2004 5:24PM
Pilsen East Art and Film Fest and the Chicago Arts District’s Winter Festival of Art.
The Pilsen East Art and Film Fest is a veritable bonanza of arty goodness, part gallery show (from noon until 5 p.m. each day) and part screening for locally produced short films (two screenings each day, starting 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.) And if that’s not enough to lure you over to the Humility Gallery for the proceedings, then ponder the live music and homemade munchies that will be there for the taking. Get there before 5 p.m., if you can, because you have to pay $10 afterwards.
If hoofing it and seeing the rest of the neighborhood’s sights is more your tempo, you’re one lucky duck, because the Winter Festival of Art will feature thirty of the area's top artists displaying and selling photography, paintings, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry and more. Bring comfortable shoes, and some money you don’t mind spending.
If this weekend is already booked with nog-soaked holiday bashes and bobbing for Christmas pinecones, you can still get your hands on some quality Latin art at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum's December 17 Art Auction. For a $10 donation, you can give actual, non-Web-based auctions a shot by bidding on the works of 50 area artists. Or you can simply gorge on wine and appetizers, and enjoy the live music. Win-win situation, if you think about it…