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Queer Art Party Coming To Sleeping Village This Weekend

What started as an alternative art fair in Palmer Square Park is expanding to create more space for queer artists.

The first-ever "Queer Art Party" will be at Sleeping Village on Oct. 9.
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AVONDALE — The Palmer Square Art Fair and Queer Social Club are joining forces for their first Queer Art Party.

The party is noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave. The free event will feature 13 art vendors, a DJ, makeup artist, portrait photographer and “plant-based comfort food.” People can RSVP online.

The event is meant to be a platform for emerging queer artists and to create space for them to sell their work, organizers said. The party will be an inviting atmosphere for queer people to get to know each other, organizers said.

“My goal with Palmer Square Art Fair from the beginning has been to support artists and build community. By collaborating with Queer Social Club to provide this experience, I feel like we can do both while celebrating queer culture and queer joy,” said organizer Hannah Sellers. “My hope is that queer folks in Chicago have a fun, safe space to gather, dance and support and celebrate each other.”

Sellers is a Logan Square-based artist who makes apparel, screenprints and more under the moniker catdroool. She launched her own art fair in Palmer Square Park after watching artists get shut out of others due to high vendor fees.

Vendors for the Queer Art Fair will be announced soon, organizers said.

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