Artists-in-Residence Vying This Weekend

November 05, 2011

If you happen to be walking past a piece of Chicago real estate called The James, you might want to stop inside and take a look. There are artists currently staying there, each one hoping to leave a permanent impression on the Magnificent Mile hotel.

the james hotel chicagoSince opening five years ago, The James Chicago hotel has supported and featured local and regional artists throughout the hotel’s interior through both permanent and rotating pieces.

Now, the hotel is in the middle of a first-ever, in-residence Artist Studio @ The James.

From Nov. 3-6, five artists from Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis are staying at the hotel to create a wall-based piece inspired by their experience in our city. Each piece will be critiqued by a local panel of judges and the winning artwork will undergo official review for permanent commission.

This would be the first piece commissioned since the hotel opened in 2006.

If you don’t want to trek down there but still want to take a peek, visit The James Facebook page and view the “Artist Studio @ The James” tab to get information on the artists and their work. Plus, you can watch each piece being created on-site at the hotel.

The winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.

Go Chicago artists!

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