This year stARTup Art Fair Chicago will take place at the beautiful Chicago river north's trendist hotel hotspot – ACME Hotel.

If you've never been one for convention, ACME is the right choice for you. Located 2 ½ blocks from the Magnificent Mile in the River North neighborhood, ACME is downtown Chicago's lifestyle boutique hotel alternative. If you appreciate an eye for design and dig a high-tech vibe, you'll feel right at home in this trendy, but inviting, approachable hotel. 



Thank you to everyone who applied for the second edition of stARTup Art Fair Chicago!

Exhibitors will be announced soon!

Selection Committee


2017 Advisory Council

Katharine Earhart Principal, Alesco Advisors, LLC

Anna Hygelund Independent Curator and Art Advisor

Charlie James  Owner/Director, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Derek Kennedy Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Nona Lim Founder and CEO, Nona Lim

Michelle Mansour Executive Director, Root Division

Adam O’Donnell Art Collector, Principal Engineer, Cisco

Jennifer Perlmutter Artist, Owner, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Annie Seaton Artist and Former Director, LA Leica Gallery

Nancy Madinski Director of Special Projects, Jeff King and Company

What Artists are Saying About Us

“Just the connections alone were worth it.”
— Theresa Morgan


Press Preview (invitation only)

Friday September 15, 2pm

Guided Room Tour

Friday September 15, 3pm

Opening Night Celebration

Friday September 15, 7–10pm

Public Days
Friday, September 15, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017

ACME Hotel Chicago

15 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611