2019 Salon Series

Third Estate Art is hosting a series of salons that bring together artists and activists who are working with a common theme. Each presenter uses 10-20 minutes to showcase their work in the medium of their choosing. We don’t put any restrictions on content, and we like being surprised just as much as you do!

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Our next salon will take place on Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 PM at the New Rhythm Arts Center at 1441 W Morse Ave. The theme of the evening is “Ideas of Home,” and participants will showcase their work on all things home and housing-related. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, and we encourage you to register for your seat ahead of time at Brown Paper Tickets.

Our esteemed artists and activists discussing race and healthcare at the February 23 “Access to Care” salon. Right to left: Michele Hays, Khloe Janel, Jae Green, and Laura Colenari.

Our esteemed artists and activists discussing race and healthcare at the February 23 “Access to Care” salon. Right to left: Michele Hays, Khloe Janel, Jae Green, and Laura Colenari.

Our first salon, “Access to Care,” took place at the Factory Theater on February 23. Michele Hays discussed how she came to found Back on Their Feet, a group that helps prevent homelessness and connects people to social services in Evanston and beyond. Khloe Janel performed poems about self-care as a black, queer woman living in 2019. Jae Green performed a piece about maternal health care in the south. And Laura Colenari presented the Chicago Democratic Socialists’ work on reproductive justice and Medicare for All.

If you’re an artist or activist (or poet, singer, storyteller, comedian, mortician, organizer, volunteer, etc.) who would like to participate in a future salon, send us an email at thirdestateart@gmail.com with a brief description of what you do. We’re especially interested in featuring underrepresented artists, folx who are new in their careers or hobbies, and people who’ve started something cool.

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