The Chicago Art Book Fair is an experiment in showcasing emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair features an international group of over arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers, with satellite programming and after parties.
Michigan Avenue. The Chicago Art Book Fair is a project of No Coast Aay Preston-Myint and Alexander Valentine , a collaborative venture which is equal parts master printer for artists and an affordable, publicly accessible distributor for contemporary art.
After our travels around the world to different art book fairs, collections, stores, galleries, and libraries, we hope to bring our experiences of many, varied arts publishing events to Chicago.
Consult a volunteer on arrival for any assistance with wayfinding.
"Teen Angels Magazine" Exhibit at LA Art Book Fair 2017 MOCA LosAngeles
Specific accessibility questions for any of our satellite locations can be directed to us via email at chicagoabf gmail. Parents: please be aware aisles may get crowded especially in the later hours of the fair and it may be difficult to navigate with a stroller.
Support our artists and small presses! CABF and all its programs are free to enter but it is a vendor-based event. We run on love but our artists live off sales ;.
It is up to individual exhibitors as to how they will accept payments, but most will be able to accept credit and debit cards via mobile payment technology. If paying cash, ATMs are plentiful in downtown Chicago, but please try to come prepared with small bills.
We run on love but our artists live off sales ; It is up to individual exhibitors as to how they will accept payments, but most will be able to accept credit and debit cards via mobile payment technology.