The River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk – presented by Daniel Kinkade Fine Art – is back and it’s our biggest year yet! Twenty-one design showrooms and galleries will come alive with art from some of the brightest talents on the scene, paired with vignettes from Chicago’s top designers. The result? Insta-worthy feasts for the eye to inspire anyone who wants to make their home a beautiful haven.
The walk is free and open to the public except for the Kickoff and After Parties. Each of the 21 locations will have its own special event from 5-8pm on September 9th and will offer food and libations.
Can’t make opening night? Come through on Saturday, September 10th during the day as most locations will be open. And don’t forget: the vignettes will be on display until October 10 so you can visit any you might have missed throughout the month.
The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk VIP Kickoff Party
Opening Night, September 9th, 2022 begins with a VIP Kickoff Party hosted at Altalia Furniture from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The party will feature artwork by Connie Noyes and Michelle Hartney of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art in a vignette designed by Ilene Chase Design.
VIP Kickoff Party tickets are $35 each if purchased in advance. After August 9th, tickets are $45 each. Proceeds benefit the not-for-profit RNDD and fund yearly programming. A portion of proceeds will also benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Mambo Italiano! Kick off your evening with us and enjoy works from Connie Noyes and Michelle Hartney. Enter a fantastical bedroom suite created by Ilene Chase Design, where color and texture converge and whimsy takes a front seat. Join us for a colorful cocktail and delight in fanciful appetizers while you groove to a DJ. Gain insight to your future courtesy of an aura reading presented by Sherwin-Williams. Vignette paint provided by Sherwin-Williams.
Art Encounter Tours of the Gallery Walk
We are excited to continue our partnership with Art Encounter again this year. Led by local sculpture artist Jill King, Art Encounter will be holding an exploration and tour of select showrooms from the Gallery Walk on Saturday, September 10th. Jill will lead the group through interactive conversations at some of RNDD’s most exciting spaces. Check back on their website in August for more information on how you can join their organization and the tour.
A Moment of Acknowledgement for Our Partners and Sponsors
We’d like to extend a special than you to this year’s host committee: WGN newscaster Dina Bair; Joanne Nemerovski of Joanne Sells
Chicago; Randy Fifield of Randy Fifield Modern Living; Candace Jordan of Chicago Star Media/CandidCandace.com and Andrew and Jonathan Landan.
As well as this year’s generous partners and sponsors: Brizo and Delta Chicago, Daniel Kinkade Fine Art, Joanne Sells Chicago, Sherwin-Williams, Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies, 21c Museum
Hotel, SOFA Chicago, Luxe Interiors + Design, Chicago Gallery News, Architectural Artifacts, The Other Art Fair, Art Encounter, Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, MindCurate, Mammoth Distilling, Mijenta Tequila and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.