a wide view of a contemporary art fair with people bustling through the hallways 

Member Day Trip: EXPO CHICAGO

September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

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Join GRAM for a trip to EXPO CHICAGO. EXPO CHICAGO is an international contemporary and modern art exhibition held each year in Chicago. EXPO has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. Initiating the beginning of the international fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO takes place at historic Navy Pier, whose vast vaulted architecture hosts leading international exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture.

Trip Includes:
Round-trip bus transportation
Bagels & coffee en route to Chicago
Admission to EXPO
Guided tour
Time to have lunch and explore EXPO on your own
Snacks en route back to Grand Rapids

The complete itinerary is as follows:
8:45 am (EST) – Charter bus will be waiting for our arrival at Park & Ride, 3250 Deposit Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. This location is off the East Beltline Ave NE. Parking is Free. Coffee, bagels, and snacks will be provided en-route to Chicago.
9:00 am (EST) – We will promptly depart from Park & Ride, 3250 Deposit Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
Between 11:00 – 11:30 am (CST) – The group will arrive at Navy Pier and be dropped off at Entrance 2. Once we are checked-in we will split into two groups, each will enjoy a guided tour of established exhibitors of EXPO Chicago.
1:00 pm (CST) – Artist Anila Quayyum Agha will welcome and address our group at the Sundaram Tagore booth (#169). Click here to view a floor plan of EXPO Chicago.
Following the talk, you will be given time to have lunch and explore EXPO Chicago on your own.
Click here to explore dining options. Please note guests are responsible for their own lunch.
EXPO CHICAGO hosts a series of initiatives including the /Dialogues panel series, featuring artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers, and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them. There are several taking place on Saturday, September 21 you are welcome to attend. To see a schedule of events at EXPO, click here.
3:45 pm (CST) – At this time everyone should regroup at the East Entrance where we arrived and prepare for departure.
4:00 pm (CST) – Promptly depart Navy Pier. Refreshments and snacks will be provided en-route back to Grand Rapids.
8:00 pm (EST) – Arrive back the Park and Ride in Grand Rapids, MI.

If you have any questions please email me at dzavala@artmuseumgr.org or give me a call at 616.831.2912. To reach me the day of contact my cell at 810.730.8448.

Please note, youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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