What stories are waiting to be told?

Watch how Candace creates the stories.
Creating Stories Through Photography 

"There is something about ruins that calls to us to come explore, look closer. There is at once a sense of discovery and a feeling of long ago. A slipstream of hope. In the accumulated debris are the seeds for tomorrow, the roots of reclamation." 
- Photographer Candace Casey

Go behind the scenes into Candace Casey's studio as she explains her technique of laying her photography onto canvas, revealing the layers of the artwork.

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble's Auditorium will be transformed  each night into the abandoned theater with a lively pre-show gallery of Candace Casey's Photography and Visual Art.

AG47 Youth Showcase
" The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We're here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it." - Yoko Ono

Join Ag47 Collective, an inter-generational arts mentorship collective, for our annual showcase as we compile all the results from our exploration of MAGIC! 

Standard Tickets -- This event it ALL AGES. Please purchase a ticket for the hour you would like to attend. Kids under 10 get in free!

Day of Tickets -- There will be a limited number of tickets available the day of the event and they will cost more at the door. Buy in advance!

VIP After Hours Soiree (6-7:30pm; 21+) -- Our daytime family-friendly event will not offer alcohol, but we have a special event for our VIP Benefactors who help to keep Ag47 running year after year. If you purchase this ticket, you will get free admission to the all-ages event, free drink tokens, free snacks, and free Ag47 swag! We recommend donations of $25 & up for this event, but feel free to pay what you wish!

FUNDERS:The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation; The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Aramark; Farney Wurlitzer Foundation; The Saints Foundation; Mardi Gras Fund and the annual support of individual donors.