Hide & Reveal: the art of the streets

Union Street Gallery

Entry Deadline: Mar. 12

1527 Otto Blvd
Chicago Heights, IL 60411


Union Street Gallery is looking for art that embraces the aesthetic of street art and animals. Submitted work should be created in a street art aesthetic or be inspired by street art. Artwork submitted for this exhibition can be created in any medium.

The show’s title: Hide & Reveal refers to the anonymity associated with street art. Artists often hide their legal identity, while revealing their artistic identity through monikers, characters, and repeated imagery. Animals are a reoccurring theme for some street artists. When considering work to submit, animals and street aesthetic can be boldly or subtly informing the work. Additionally, the role of social commentary or critique (often found in street art) is also welcome, but not required.

Submissions are due March 12, 2016 by 11:59pm.



Yescka, a Oaxaca, Mexico based street artist that operates in the realm of printmaking, stencil and graffiti. He has participated in many street art festivals, in Mexico, Germany, USA, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain. In addition, Yescka founded Guerilla-Art.mx, a German-Mexican street art collective composed of street artist and filmmakers.


Eligibility: Open to artists 18+ living in the Midwest region including IL, IN, MI, OH, WI, MN, IA, MO. All media will be considered. Original artwork only. No art previously exhibited at USG in the past 2 years will be accepted.


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