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photo: Fountain New York 2013, courtesy Kendra Heisler


Brooklyn Based Art Fair Partners with Chicago Tastemakers For Exhibition This Fall

(July, New York City)—  In a bold move, Fountain Art Fair announces that it will launch a satellite exhibition this September 20-22 to coincide with EXPO Chicago 2013.  Fountain’s renowned emphasis on showcasing the most progressive programming will provide an accessible platform for artists, galleries and independent projects from Chicago and beyond. Following record sales and attendance at New York’s 69th Regiment Armory,  Fountain is thrilled to join Mana Contemporary in hosting this innovative  exhibition in their expansive facility just a few miles from EXPO’s Navy Pier. To ensure the success of the project, Chicago-based Johalla Projects will act as a supporting partner for the fair.

Located in a landmark building at 2233 S. Throop Street, Mana Contemporary Chicago has already leased its first floor of artists’ studios and is now home to 20 established and emerging artists.  To coincide with EXPO and Fountain, Mana will open its first major exhibition space with a free public event on September 22, 2013 from 1-5 PM. The first exhibition in a 2,000-square-foot gallery will feature works by renowned painter and sculptor Ray Smith.

Fountain’s penchant for thrilling late-night visitors with high-flying performances and dance-heavy beats will also add a distinct flavor to Chicago’s art fair weekend.  With past headliners including ADULT, Marky Ramone, No Age,  Ninjasonik and more, Fountain all but guarantees the best after-hours fair action in town.  Stay tuned for lineup announcements for Friday and Saturday night’s events, along with special programming details.

Join us for this groundbreaking event!  Fountain selects exhibitors based on their dedication to accelerating the arts through quality visionary programming. Fountain exhibitors range from young stars and mid-career artists to established masters. Interested galleries, artist collectives and independent artists are invited to view the application online here:

About Fountain Art Fair – Founded in 2006, Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its unique art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path to the future in today’s market.

Stay Connected – For the latest updates on Fountain visit, find us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @FountainArtFair.  Applications are available for Fountain Chicago 2013 by clicking here.

Fountain Location – Mana Contemporary will host Fountain Chicago at their Chicago-based studios at 2233 S. Throop St, Chicago, IL.  Shuttle service between EXPO and Fountain will be available.  Mana’s location and details are available here:

Fountain Partners  - Fountain is proud to work with our host and partner Mana Contemporary and supporting partner Johalla Projects.  Interested sponsors please contact to show support for this event.

Fountain Press – Please contact Johalla Projects at with press inquiries.

“Fountain’s fun, renegade spirit remains its hallmark. Besides over 50 exhibitors, you’ll find awesome parties and interactive installations.” – Metro New York

“Fountain has its roots buried in the Brooklyn art scene, but over the last decade has grown to be the bridge for future generations of artists and collectors.” – Trebuchet

“The way an art fair should be.” -The Economist