99/1 will feature speculative designs for new public artworks. What is your ideal public work, where would it be in the city of Chicago, and why?

For 99/1 CIADC seeks 2D plans for new works designed outside the restrictions that have determined public art in Chicago to date – no budgets, no limits for location or function, just free reign for creative design.

CIADC Members and Students interested in taking part in this exhibit should send your public art design images to socialmedia@ciadc.org or speak to Nathan Smith at the front desk. Each submission should include an image of a proposed artwork, a location/site within the city of Chicago that the work was designed for, and a personal statement about the design.

To participate, please be in touch by Sunday, May 21 or fill out the form online at ciadc.org/open-call-for-entry. The exhibit will open on Saturday, June 3 and will be on display through Sunday, August 13.






Fault Lines will feature works that incorporate or accentuate unplanned issues with a project to its ultimate benefit.

Entry deadline July 31, 2017. Fault Lines will open August 26, 2017.






Review will be the year-end survey of new works created at Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center during 2017.

Entry deadline October 23, 2017. Review will open November 18, 2017.





Pluot will present a selection of hybrid works incorporating two (or more) distinct material processes from the Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center Departments.

Pluot will open in Winter 2018.