The MDW Fair put forth a gallant effort this past weekend—full of energy, fun and more energy. The Fair was spread out over three floors of the GeoLofts building on Chicago’s South side. Between more established galleries were interspersed independent galleries and artist collectives plus a wall of tables full of art-related publishers—print and online. The first floor offered a “Sculpture Garden” and panel discussions concerning art making, selling and the overall business of art were also held on the third floor. There was a steady flow of people mingling about and enjoying the art and festivities.
The MDW Fair was a great success. The art world needs these types of fairs and let’s hope this one comes back stronger next year.