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Most exhibits cited in the program for this city-organized observance are listed under Galleries, here or at www.chicagoreader.com. For a full schedule, see chicagoartistsmonth.org or call 312-744-6630. October 16-22 is also Illinois Arts Week (state.il.us/agency/iac), and Arts Week Evanston runs October 15-23 (cityofevanston.org). Among this week's Chicago highlights:

Chicago Art Open

Exhibit of work by nearly 300 locals, through Mon 10/24, on the third floor of 847 W. Jackson. 11 AM-5 PM daily, with receptions Sat 10/15, 6-10 PM ($15), and Fri 10/21, 6-10 PM ($5). Presented by the Chicago Artists' Coalition, 312-670-2060.

Neighborhood events

Andersonville Arts Weekend, Fri 10/14, 7-9 PM, and Sat-Sun 10/15-10/16, 11 AM-6 PM, at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark, and other venues between 5000 and 5800 Clark, andersonville.org, 773-728-2995.

East Village Arts Open, Sat 10/15, noon-7 PM at studios and galleries scattered around Echo, 1529 W. Chicago, the site of a postwalk reception 7-10 PM, echogallery.org/artwalk.html, 312-666-0858.

Fulton Market Arts Walk, Sat-Sun 10/15-10/16, 10 AM-6 PM, at Flatfile, Linda Warren, and other spaces within a block of Fulton between Ashland and the Kennedy, explorefultonmarket.com, 312-243-2780.

Exhibits Sun 10/16 at Switching Station Artist Lofts, 15 S. Homan (1-7 PM), Albany Artist Collective, 319 N. Albany (noon-6 PM), and nearby locations, 773-638-1217.

Open studios

Sedgwick Studios, under the el at 1544 N. Sedgwick, Fri 10/14, 8 PM-midnight, 312-440-9467.

935 N. Damen, Sat 10/15, 5-9 PM, 312-217-2823.

Carroll-Albany Arts Bldg., 319 N. Albany, Sun 10/16, noon-6 PM, 773-638-3500.

Tour

"Hard hat tour" of the Hyde Park Art Center's future digs at 5020 S. Cornell, led by architect Doug Garofalo, Sat 10/15, 2 PM, 773-324-5520.

Benefit

Silent art auction to benefit West Town's Dill Pickle Food Co-op, Sat 10/15, 5-9 PM, at Spare Room, 2416 W. North, 773-934-4754.

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