Grab a Friend and Join us for Friday Late!

Join us for Friday Late presented by AMFM, an eclectic evening of art, groovy tunes by DJs, live portraits, and maybe even a chance at love.

Leave the stress of the workweek behind and unwind at Artifact Events. Groove to live music, immerse yourself in a variety of art features, and sip on refreshing cocktails. We’ve partnered with AMFM (@amfmlife) and Hot Potato Hearts (@hotpotatoheartshotpotato) to set the perfect mood.

Discover your new favorite art piece, and maybe even your art soulmate. Don’t miss out on this unique experience; we promise it will be a night full of surprises and curious encounters. Grab your tickets now for Friday, April 28th, from 6 pm to 10 pm.

What’s In -Store

Live DJ Sets & Performances – Presented By AMFM

A special evening filled with good vibes, including DJ sets, exciting performances, and more presented by @amfmlife.

DJ Sets

6PM- DJ CQQCHIFRUIT (@cqqchifruit)  

8PM- DJ Bonita Appleblunt (@bonitaappleblunt_)


7:30PM- Ale Campos (@celestes.wrld) will present a drag performance as their persona, Celeste. Campos carries drag as a form of queer expression and performance with a reverence to its purest origins – the queer underground.

8:30PM- Bimbola Akinbola (@bimbolamakes) will present a performance that explores performance as a mode of remembrance and care to reflect tender moments of rest and connection.

9:30PM- Jordan Brown (@jupiter.brown) will present a performance that explores history, folktale, and landscape to examine how memory and sensual knowledge lives within the body.

Max Li Tin-type Portrait Booth

Join Max Li on a journey through time as he creates unique portraits that will stand the test of time. Using the tintype photography process, also known as wet plate collodion, Max captures his subjects onto metal plates, resulting in tangible images that can last for centuries.

Sessions will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Portraits $100 – $250 (depending on size). Portrait sessions will last approximately 15 mins. Portraits will be directly mailed post-fair.

Chicago Collage Community

If you’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty, come join the fun at a hands-on workshop presented by @chicagocollagecommunity. This community is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive space for all collage enthusiasts.

Friday, April 28

  • 8 PM- Workshop led by Chicago Collage Community Co-founder & artist Christine Vilutis.

Hot Potato Hearts – Singles Mixer

Join us for a night of artistic romance! Experience a fun and casual speed dating singles mixer with @hotpotatoheartshotpotato. Register here.

Fuel Up & Indulge

Swing by the outdoor lounge area where you’ll find delicious eats from some of Chicago’s top food trucks.

Soul & Smoke Food Truck

@soulandsmoke will be offering delicious and satisfying dishes that will keep you feeling full and content throughout the late-night festivities.