Farewell Coyote, Hello smART

When I first heard somebody mention that the annual Around the Coyote Festival in Wicker Park had been canceled, I was shocked. How could it be that this great art event was no more? I started pondering budget crunches and economic woes, and I shuddered to think that if they could cancel this event, they could cancel anything.

What’s next, is Halloween canceled, too?

Whoa, hold on…further investigation has revealed that the festival has not been canceled after all. It has simply been renamed: Behold smART Show. (Fear not, Coyote has not been lost forever, it has relocated to the West Loop and will be held in October.)

The show is still going to be held in the Flat Iron Arts Building in Bucktown/Wicker Park, and offers a great opportunity to meet artists from around the country and see some truly unique art for a very low
$5 (suggested donation).

SmART Show Wicker Park/Bucktown:
September 12 : 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
September 13 : 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
September 14 : 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

If you’re in the neighborhood for the show, here are a few residences just a few blocks away:

2105 W CONCORD #5
Price: $499,900
Beds:     2
Baths:     2

Open House: Sunday, September 14, 2008 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

2052 W NORTH Ave #3
Price: $449,999
Beds:     2
Baths:     2
Sq. Ft.: 1,400
$/Sq. Ft.: $321

Open House: Sunday, September 14, 2008 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

2130 W NORTH Ave #208
Price: $599,000
Beds:     3
Baths:     2.1

Open House:
Saturday, September 13, 2008 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2008 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM