HCL Spring Open House 2017

April 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St
Chicago, IL 60608
$15 / $25 / $60

Spring 2017 Open House

Saturday, April 29th 2017
6:30 to 7:30 VIP Reception
7:30 to 11:00 PM General Admission

$15 General Admission (includes one drink ticket)
$25 Special Admission (includes three drink tickets)
$60 VIP Admission (VIP Reception, private performances by Cinchel and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, open bar, plus two comp tickets to future HCL events)

Support our Sponsored Artist Program by participating in our raffle.  Buy tickets online here (need not be present to win).

Unfurl your petals and let your leaves loose with High Concept Labs this April at the 2017 Spring Open House. Celebrate the growth of the organization and the great work of our past and present Sponsored Artists in the fertile warehouse of Mana Contemporary Chicago. Enjoy beverages and lite bites, performances, installations, music, and much, much more—all while mixing with artists, supporters, and HCL staff. #HCLOpenHouse

About the HCL Open House

A tradition that reaches back to the beginning of the organization, HCL’s biannual Open House gives an opportunity for artists and audiences to come together and celebrate new artwork in an environment of experimentation and discovery. Each Open House includes exciting works by present and past Sponsored Artists, highlighting the diversity and impact that the program has made upon the Chicago arts landscape. Hundreds of participants enjoy new and interactive experiences amidst food and drink in an atmosphere of transformative celebration.

Sponsored by

Aloft Circus Arts
Dia de los Tamales
Drape Kings
Freehand Hotel
Gene Siskel Film Center
Harris Theater
Hyde Park Art Center
Kriser’s Natural Pet – South Loop
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Revolution Brewing
Steppenwolf Theater
Tracy Adduci Salon

Participating Artists

Jessica Anne of the Neo-Futurists₊, MC
NbN Trio₊, DJs
Bob Eisen
Rashayla Marie Brown*
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre
Emma Draves*
Lisa Gonzales & Tom Lee*
Mariel Harari*
Kristina Isabelle Dance Company*
The Runaways Lab*
Andy Slater*
Amanda VanValkenburg*

* denotes current Sponsored Artist
₊ denotes former Sponsored Artist


Aerial Map – click to enlarge

High Concept Labs is located on the 4th floor of Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2233 S Throop St. Parking and entrance is on the EAST side of the building. We recommend entering the parking lot from the intersection of Allport & Cermak. Parking is free.

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Mana Contemporary Chicago

Mana Contemporary Chicago – click to enlarge