2019 Salon Series

We’re thrilled to be hosting a series of salons this year! Our goal is to bring artists and activists together who are working with a common theme, for one unique night only. Each presenter uses 10-20 minutes to showcase their work in the medium of their choosing, and then we end with a whole-group Q and A. We don’t put any restrictions on content, and we like being surprised by what happens just as much as you do!

Upcoming: Back to School with TEA: The Education Salon

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Our third salon of 2019 is going to be all about education, from clown camp to public school advocacy. We think this might be our most eclectic lineup yet! You can read more about each of the presenters and reserve your seats here. As always, tickets are sliding scale.

Past Salons

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.

Channing Jones AKA Tenthwondr discusses his watercolor portraits and landscapes at “Ideas of Home” on May 25.

Channing Jones AKA Tenthwondr discusses his watercolor portraits and landscapes at “Ideas of Home” on May 25.

We held our second salon, “Ideas of Home,” at the New Rhythm Arts Center on May 25. Pop Mythologist Daniel Jun Kim discussed building a movement of superheroes based on the Spider-Verse mythos who work to make their communities a better place. Actor and writer Rory Jobst debuted an original monologue about carrying his home with him as a speck in a box. Channing Jones AKA Tenthwondr exhibited and discussed his watercolor portraits and landscapes inspired by his travels and the people he meets in the city. And Georgia Braun showed her large-scale impressionist paintings and told stories about her father, who built her childhood home.

Call for Artists - Submit by October 10

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Third Estate Art loves putting artists and activists together at salon-style events to see what happens. If you’re a person doing interesting work about again or with an organization that deals with aging, we’d love to have you show off your work in the medium of your choice. Each presenter gets 10-20 minutes, and we don’t put any restrictions on content. Instead, we’ll work with you and the venue to make sure you have everything you need to show your work in its best light.

This is a paying gig. To apply, email us at thirdestateart@gmail.com with a brief description of what you do and how you’d use your 10-20 minutes. 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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