Published on Sep 09, 2014

Friday, September 19, 4-9pm

WAC crawl brings together 12+ galleries and 200+ artists for a weekend full of music, performance art, media, theatre, dance, chalk art, presentation and special programming! This year, the crawl will feature murals from four acclaimed street artists: Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, POSE, and RETNA. 

These large-scale cultural programs range from the Joffrey Ballet to blues, jazz and hip-hop performances, tours of historic and new architecture, gallery openings, and special food and drink offerings from local restaurants and bars.

The WAC Crawl was nominated by Friends of Downtown for “Best Event” as a part of their 2014 “Best of Downtown” awards.

Four Collaberation Events You Can’t Miss!

Cargo Space

August 14-September 20
Papermaker’s Garden

Located on a refurbished twelve-year old transit bus as a mobile arts platform, this mobile residency project sponsored by A+D Gallery is part tour bus, part research vessel and ultimately a blank interdisciplinary platform. For this exhibition, Cargo Space will shuttle between Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI, creating a dialogue between two communities that often are not in contact with each other. Learn More.

Deep Fried Banned Books!

Friday, September 19, 2-8pm
754 S Wabash 

Hot words in hot oil! In an unconventional approach to increasing awareness about banned books, Art + Activism  and the Columbia Library are hosting  alumnus Drew Matott's (MFA '08) "Deep Fried Banned Books"  to revel in banned literature. Batter up your favorite banned book and deep fry it! Learn More.

Audio Design & Production New Student Shoot-Out

Friday, September 19, 5-7pm
33 E Congress, Wabash Entrance

New Audio Arts & Acoustics Department students show off what they bring to the table. With one or more recordings each, they battle it out one-on-one, "sudden death" style, till only one engineer/producer is standing! Faculty judges comment on each pair of recordings and passers-by vote for a winner, who then advances to the next round. Stop by to hear the work of our incoming students and help pick the winner at the Wabash sidewalk of the 33 E. Congress Building, on Friday, 9/19, 5-7pm. Learn More. 

Street Dance at the Crawl

Friday, September 19, 5-6pm
Sculpture Garden, S Wabash & E 11th Street

Come out to the and see our students perform House at the WACCrawl!  Groove along  to music provided by KISS FM!!   Choreography by Kelsa Robinson, Guest Lecturer in Dance and  member of Venus Fly Trap (VFT) the first female all-styles crew in the U.S.A! Learn More. 


See a full list of WAC Crawl Events, here.