The Best of Chicago’s MDW Art Fair: Cat Taxidermy, Tarot, and Interactive Icebergs / Hyperallergic

CHICAGO — MDW is not an art fair focused on sales and bringing in big-name collectors. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Co-founded and co-directed by threewalls, Roots & Culture, Document, and Public Media Institute, and run entirely collaboratively, MDW offers artists, curators, writers, and anyone involved or interested in the alternative artist-run space scene an opportunity to meet, greet, and show their work outside of the usual gallery settings. The majority of booths and tables were run by Chicago artists, but there were a couple out-of-town visitors. Plug Projects from Kansas City, Missouri, and St. Louis’s The Luminary Center for the Arts both represented the lower Midwest.

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