Chaneling Schiaparelli A fashion battle between Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli

Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come see the last fashion battle between arch rivals Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Watch as Renovar wakes these fashion geniuses out of their death sleep for one last fashion throwdown.

Doors open at 8pm

$10 suggested donation

SAIC Grad Student Fashion Show

Friday, May 15, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

SAIC fashion show
featured designers:
yiwei xu
jaime skolfield
aaron zarychta
thandi masuku
tanya stippich
ingrid thompson
sam salwierak
rebecca straub
jeanne medina

refreshments provided
suggested donation: $10

reception @ 8pm
show @ 9pm

Harold Arts Silent Auction

Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Featuring affordable works by:

Kelly Allen
Caitlin Arnold
Duncan R Anderson
Jesse Brown
Ed Corle
Stephen Eichhorn
Aron Gent
Jon Gitelson
Allison Grant
Chad Kouri
Jason Lazarus
Mollie McKinley
Brian McNearney
Jessica Paulson
Rebecca Schoenecker
Greg Stimac

and others.

Closed for Fitting

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Closed for Casting

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:00am to 4:00pm


Cafe Society - The Wrong Place for the Right People

Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm


Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Since the rise of blues and jazz in the early parts of the 20th century, Chicago has been a hotbed for music. Over the last two decades, Chicago’s visual artists and graphic designers have joined this cultural ferment by lending their talents to the current generation of musicians. Through designing show posters, album covers and t-shirts, these artists have given a unique visual presence to diverse audio experiences. This exhibition gathers recent screenprint and letterpress posters by some of the local stars bringing together Chicago’s visual art and music scenes.

Horacio Nieto and Anna Fong's Fall 2009 Fashion Show

Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Chicago Designers Horacio Nieto & Anna Fong will be presenting their Fall/Winter '09 Collections on April 11th at the Heaven Gallery, located in Wicker Park.

The collections will include womenswear and the menswear will be from "Arlo Menswear". Horacio Nieto's looks will be presented and styled with Evelyn Gomez's crocheted pieces from her fall collection. We invite you to come and see the amazing talent of the only two winners of the AOL Latino Fashionista Design Competition for '07 & '08.

The show will begin at 7pm, so please arrive early to settle for the big show.

Suggested Donation: $5

For more information and to RSVP please send your inquiries to

Rags to Riches - The American Dream

Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Fashion show featuring Renovar, Lenny and Me, and Montgomery Smith.

Psst-Shhh curated by Tim Kinsella

Friday, February 13, 2009 - 7:00pm to Friday, March 13, 2009 - 10:00pm

Psst-Shhh is group show that can't keep a secret.
A dependably discreet sequence of new works approaching the onomatopoeia of the title.


Melina Ausikaitis
Leslie Baum
Jeremy Boyle
Jennifer Buffett
Dana Carter
Brian DeGraw
Ken Ellis
Katy Fischer
Daniel Higgs
Andrew Kuo
Alex Lukas
Robert Ryan
Chris Strong
Chris Uphues

Psst-Shhh opens Friday Febraury 13th

with performances by:


Saturday hours 1-5 through 3/7