FOUNTAIN ART FAIR LAUNCHES CHICAGO SATELLITE SHOWCASE THIS SEPTEMBER FOR EXPO CHICAGO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MANA CONTEMPORARY AND JOHALLA PROJECTS

(July, New York City) — In a bold move, Fountain Art Fair announces that it will launch a satellite exhibition this September 20-22 to coincide with EXPO Chicago 2013. Fountain’s renowned emphasis on showcasing the most progressive programming will provide an accessible platform for artists, galleries and independent projects from Chicago and beyond.

Rounding out a year of record sales and attendance, Fountain is thrilled to join Mana Contemporary in hosting this innovative exhibition in their expansive facility just a few miles from EXPO’s Navy Pier. Chicago-based Johalla Projects will act as a supporting partner.

Fountain’s penchant for thrilling late-night visitors with high-flying performances and dance-heavy beats will also add a distinct flavor to Chicago’s art fair weekend. With past headliners including ADULT, Marky Ramone, No Age, Ninjasonik and more, Fountain all but guarantees the best after-hours fair action in town. Stay tuned for lineup announcements for Friday and Saturday night’s events, along with special programming details.

Join us for this groundbreaking event! Fountain selects exhibitors based on their dedication to accelerating the arts through quality visionary programming. Fountain exhibitors range from young stars and mid-career artists to established masters. Interested galleries, artist collectives and independent artists are invited to view the application online here: www.fountainartfair.com/application.

About Fountain Art Fair - Founded in 2006, Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its unique art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path to the future in today’s market.

Fountain Location - Mana Contemporary will host Fountain Chicago at their Chicago-based studios at 2233 S. Throop St, Chicago, IL. Shuttle service between EXPO and Fountain will be available. Mana’s location and details are available here: http://www.manafinearts.com/studios/chicago/

Fountain Partners - Fountain is proud to work with our host and partner Mana Contemporary and supporting partner Johalla Projects. Interested sponsors please contact Fountain@FountainArtFair.com to show support for this event.

About Johalla Projects - Johalla Projects was established in the fall of 2009 as a venue for emerging and mid-career artists. With a gallery space in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, Johalla Projects exhibits art of all mediums that excel beyond conventional expectations. Beyond ongoing exhibitions, Johalla Projects is also dedicated to bringing art to the public outside gallery walls through public art partnerships and special projects, including large-scale installations, murals, and more.

Fountain Press - Please contact Johalla Projects at johallaprojects@gmail.com with press inquiries.

Stay Connected - For the latest updates on Fountain visit fountainartfair.com, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/fountainartfair, and follow Fountain on Twitter and Instagram at @FountainArtFair.

“Fountain’s fun, renegade spirit remains its hallmark. Besides over 50 exhibitors, you’ll find awesome parties and interactive installations.” – Metro New York

“Fountain has its roots buried in the Brooklyn art scene, but over the last decade has grown to be the bridge for future generations of artists and collectors.” – Trebuchet

“The way an art fair should be.” -The Economist

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