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German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago IL  |  773-561-9181

July 23–August 21, 2020
Artists' reception: July 24, 5:00–8:00 p.m.


Summer 2020 Specialty Theme Show

Urban Life

See below for information on CAVA's concurrent annual half-day Learning Symposium scheduled for Friday, August 21.


DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES was June 26, 2020

Dates to Remember:
Entry deadline                           June 19

Notification of Jury Results     July 3

Artwork Drop-Off                      July 17, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  
                                                   July 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Exhibition Opening                  July 23

Artist's Reception                    July 24
RSVP REQUIRED for the reception to comply with CDC SOCIAL DISTANCING recommendations.
Please click here to register and reserve your attendance time.


Artwork Pick Up                       Friday, August 21, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon (same day as the LEARNING SYMPOSIUM!)

                 Save the NEW date!

                  Annual Learning Symposium:
                  Empower Your Art Practice

                         Friday, August 21, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the Urban Life exhibition, CAVA's annual half-day Learning Symposium will take place on the same date as the artwork pick-up for the show, at the Dank Haus German-American Cultural Center, 4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL. 

FREE for CAVA members;

Cost is $20.00 for non-Members.

Click here to RSVP for this special event to save your spot!

Click here to visit the JOIN page to join CAVA for $50.00, and your entry to the Symposium will be FREE.

Non-members can pay the entry fee using this PayPal button 


SYMPOSIUM AGENDA: Empower Your Art Practice!

Panel Discussion: The Past, Present, and Future of Artist Colonies in Chicago

    •    Mark Thomas, owner, The Alley, The Art Colony and Music Factory

    •    Keith Stolte, author, Chicago Art Colonies

Become the Artist you Dream About

    •    Lynn Basa, American painter, sculptor, public artist, and author.

The Future of Art Collecting: How to Position Your Art with Collectors

    •    Patric McCoy, Diasporal Rhythms

We are striving to keep our event safe for our speakers, members, and guests. The Symposium will be held in one of the large event rooms at Dank Haus. This will ensure plenty of room for attendees to sit spaced apart, and we will be requiring everyone to adhere to recommended social distancing guidelines.

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