Thursday, August 04, 2005

Sneaker Pimps at Open-End Gallery

Every time I see the listing for this, I want to crank up the Nelly Hooper edit of "Six Underground"... but alas, this event has nothing to do with the one-hit wonder trip-hop sensation from the mid-90s. It's actually the world's largest global touring sneaker exhibition featuring over 600 pairs of rare and customized sneaks. It's actually a very similar event to the recent Up Our Sleave exhibition at Open End, except instead of using blank record sleaves, a wide range of artists from around the globe have created works art of using old pairs of Nikes and Addidas. The event takes place both Friday night and Saturday afternoon, but you'll definitely want to try to hit the opening night festivities. Adding to your sneaker viewing pleasure on Friday will be DJ sets from Sapien (Diverse), Ben Fasman (Biz 3) and Rude One (Simple Minded Pros) , plus live art installations from Gary Baseman, Ethos and Goodfoot. The opening night party starts at 8pm and is a FREE all ages event. The Open-End Gallery is located at 2000 W. Fulton.


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