2011 Exhibition Catalog
(pdf) produced by AnySquared Printing Generously Donated to AnySquared by Mission Press
By the end of the 2011, because the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (and its owners) did not reflect our values and goals, AnySquared pulled our participation as key organizers of the visual art part of the fest. We do not support the current vision, current format, or the current owners of the festival since our exodus.
AnySquared members do take ownership of the work we accomplished with independent artists, curators, and volunteers for the 2009/2010/2011 festivals. Our all-unpaid crew put our hearts and souls and thousands of hours of labor/sweat equity into the (previously) community-wide ARTS fest, where "visual art" and the community were the biggest part of the festival.
Many of the amazing things we accomplished (along with our fellow artists and community members) the current "owners" the festival have taken credit for, while at the same time, dismantling that part of the festival we held dear.
2011 | AnySquared Projects organized, executed, curated, produced, built and created the 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival's 30 galleries and visual art offerings, as well as coordinated a community mural painted by Artistic Bombing Crew (ABC) that was unveiled at the fest. Exhibition Catalog produced by AnySquared (pdf).
In preparation for the 2011 festival, AnySquared Projects organized three excellent benefit events to raise funds specifically for the art galleries and activities. Events included the ART. SWAP. MEET., the Scrabble Showdown, and Share the Square: An Art Preview Benefit.
2010 | AnySquared coordinated and created the MAAF South End Galleries & the Limit Community Mural on Medill as well as organized the 2010 Sneak Preview Art Benefit to support the galleries at Logan Square Kitchen.
2009 | Founders of AnySquared were key organizers and creators of the 2009 MAAF Art Galleries (before the current owners of the festival) as well as designed the logo and festval map.