Salonathon started in the summer of 2011. Nearly seven years later, its iconic run at Beauty Bar on Monday nights came to a glorious close to make way for what is next. This epic event celebrated 340 weeks of emerging, underground and genre-defying art and community in true marathon style!
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Beachy stresses that this isn't a death, just a transition. Part of the reason she and her three fellow curators decided to end the weekly run was to make time and space for other possible collaborations and innovative projects under the Salonathon name.
Caryn Robinson, aka All The Way Kay
Once a week at Beauty Bar at 1444 W. Chicago Ave., writers, performance artists, movers, shakers, newbies and pros converge to share their stories beneath a glittery awning and a white banner emblazoned with a pair of snapping fingers and "Salonathon" in all caps.
I began hosting events like Salonathon many years ago in my unfinished basement in Seattle," Jane Beachy wrote recently, in a curatorial statement explaining the origins of her Monday-night performance series.
Camp Salondawega 2017: Tues, Aug 29th – Thurs, Aug 31st Calling all generative artists: for the fourth year running, Salonathon... View Article
Salonathon and Illinois Humanities present a conversation with artists Miguel Gutierrez and Jaime Fennelly (aka Mind Over Mirrors), moderated by David Ravel of Alverno Presents. Salonathon: COLLABORATION, guest curated by Erin Kilmurray, directly follows.
Salonathon and Steppenwolf’s LookOut Present this action-packed show, hosted by the lovely Shelley Duvall (as played by Alex Grelle), July 8th and 9th at Steppenwolf's new 1700 space.