3429 W Diversey Ave 2nd Fl
Chicago IL 60647

Thank You!!!

Thanks to generous contributions from over 60 donors, we've made our goal and will have a new piano at Elastic Arts within a few weeks!  Please join us for a special party/performance!

Saturday October 22nd at 8pm

featuring short performances by

Jim Baker
Lara Driscoll
Paul Giallorenzo
Billie Howard
Mabel Kwan
Dan Pierson
Marc Riordan
Akenya Seymour


The event is free for donors!  (It's not too late to donate!)

Triangulating Distances (an ACRE group show)

Elastic Arts is proud to present Triangulating Distances, a group show in conjunction with ACRE’s summer residency program. The exhibition features Alejandro Jimenez-Flores, Johana Moscoso, Mary Tremonte, Sharmyn Cruz Rivera + nibia pastrana santiago, curated by Jordan Martins.  It runs from September 10th through November 13th, viewable during all of Elastic’s events and by appointment.

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Exhibition Dates:

September 10th–November 13th 2016

WATERSHED” event with Sharmyn Cruz Rivera and nibia pastrana santiago: 
Friday November 11th 8pm FREE


Thursday October 6 | 9:00 pm $10

Wark/Resendiz Duo & Jackson/Baker/Kirshner

Tenor saxophonist Jake Wark and pianist/keyboardist Javier Resendiz come together to create a duo aesthetic that emphasizes melodic sensitivity within an experimental framework, while the regular trio of Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, and Julian Kirshner makes its Thursday night series debut.

Friday October 7 | 9:00 pm $15

Diane Patterson w/ Andrea Bunch

Diane Patterson, with special guest Andrea Bunch, returns to Chicago for a celebration of the Goddess, the Earth, Love and Revolution.

Saturday October 8 | 9:00 pm $10

Richard Pinhas, Wume, Olson/Billington

French experimental composer + Baltimore-based electronics duo + local noisers

Monday October 10 | 9:00 pm $10

MT Quartet & Animal Mother

Visiting artist MT leads a great quartet of Chicago improvisers. Cincinnati-based Animal Mother returns to the Anagram Series as part of a tour of the Midwest.

Tuesday October 11 | 9:00 pm $10

The Cosmic Milk with Seth Boustead

Featuring original music, multi-media presentations, storytelling and interviews with a range of fascinating guests.

Wednesday October 12 | 9:00 pm $10

Matt Mehlan, Adam Vida, Elliot Bergman / Cyrus Pireh / Fastness

Cyrus Pireh is performing solo, touring in support of his latest release. Matt / Adam / Elliot will play simple scores for complex results. Fastness opens.

Thursday October 13 | 9:00 pm $10

Frode Gjerstad Trio

Frode Gjerstad returns to Chicago for his yearly trio outing, but this time with a twist, as cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm fills in for regular percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love to make this a string-heavy evening.

Saturday October 15 | 9:00 pm $10

Dark Matter Series: Ben LaMar Gay’s “Beast Need Beast”

Ben LaMar Gay: cornet, synth, diddley bow Carlos Pride: gungon, talking drum Coco Elysses: doumbek

Monday October 17 | 9:00 pm $10

Piet / Packard Duo & Jake Wark / Ben Pederson Quintet

Tuesday October 18 | 9:00 pm $10

ARIADNE (Brooklyn) / James Connolly / jonCates

Experimental Audio and Visuals with ARIADNE (Brooklyn), James Connolly, jonCates

Thursday October 20 | 9:00 pm $10

Bruckmann/Young/Pluta & Gazillion Fears

Double-reedist and former Chicagoan Kyle Bruckmann makes a rare visit from the Bay Area to team up with some Chicago collaborators, while up-and-coming drummer Phil Sudderberg debuts a new ensemble.

Friday October 21 | 9:00 pm $10

TV Pow, Stephenson/Zarzutzki

TV Pow celebrates the release of their latest recording on Shameless Records

Saturday October 22 | 8:00 pm $10

Welcome Piano!

Join us for a celebration of our new crowd-funded piano, with performances by 8 piano players. Free for donors!

Monday October 24 | 9:00 pm $10

Dan Clucas Quartet & Spring Roll

LA trumpeter Dan Clucas leads a quartet featuring some of Chicago’s finest inside/outside musicians. French flautist Sylvaine Hélary visits Elastic with her ensemble Spring Roll, whose music is a a hybrid of sound poetry, theater and political manifesto.

Thursday October 27 | 9:00 pm $10

Gregorio/Giallorenzo Duo & Young/Romanan/Lonberg-Holm

The longstanding duo of pianist Paul Giallorenzo and clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio returns to the Elastic stage for a rare appearance, while British trumpet player Raland Romanan makes his Chicago debut, convening two stalwarts of the Chicago improvised music scene as collaborators for this first time meeting.

Friday October 28 | 9:00 pm $10

Chad Langford [UK] + wrtch = Andy Slater

Chad Langford [UK] + wrtch = Andy Slater

Saturday October 29 | 8:30 pm $10

21st Annual Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival

“The New Generation”

Become an Elastic Member!  

Please consider becoming a member of Elastic Arts at whatever amount works for you.  We have new membership levels with benefits - any amount is greatly appreciated and helps us continue producing and presenting independent creative music, art, and performance!

Donate $any – Become an Elastic Friend! Any donation makes you a friend of Elastic – you can pick up a special button on your next visit to Elastic Arts!

Donate $35 or more – Become an Elastic Backer! – we’ll give you a special members-only button, and invitations to special events TBA.

Donate $100 or more – Become an Elastic Subscriber! – we’ll give you all of the above, plus invitations to special events TBA, a 20% discount to most events, and an Elastic T-Shirt.

Donate $250 or more – Become an Elastic Supporter! – we’ll give you all of the above, plus two-for-one admission to most events and a limited edition Graphic Notes risograph newsletter compilation of our gallery shows from Sept 2015 – Aug 2016, designed by the Chicago graphic arts duo Sonnenzimmer!

Donate $500 or more – Become an Elastic Advocate! – we’ll give you all of the above, plus free admission to most events, and private use of the space for one event.

Donate $1000 or more – Become an Elastic Philanthropist! – we’ll give you all of the above, plus free admission to most events for you and a guest, private use of the space for events, and special benefits TBD.

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