Art of Futbol Gallery Showing

Fire combine soccer and art to engage community

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Arte y Vida Chicago will showcase work from Chicagoland artists who submitted original works that celebrate love and passion for soccer at the inaugural Art of Futbol exhibition at the adidas Originals Store (923 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611) on Thursday, April 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. CT.

An open to the public after-set will take place at Crimson Lounge (333 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654) at 9:30 p.m. CT.

The Fire and Arte y Vida put out a call to Chicagoland artists looking for original works that celebrate the game of soccer in all its glory. The fanatical, the committed, the emotional, the love and passion of soccer was asked to be unashamedly displayed through various mediums including paint, pencil, photography, poetry and even the digital realm. It was also asked that the piece integrate ideas of community and cultural diversity.

Date: Thursday, April 21

Location: adidas Originals Store (923 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611)

Time: 7-9 p.m. CT

Details: Reception will feature a Chicago Fire player, selected art pieces, the opportunity to vote on selected art, a live DJ and a raffle to win Chicago Fire gear.