STA Events Coming This Summer
  • Kegger Baller Bowling
  • Walking Type Tour or Scavenger Hunt
  • Archive14 Judges Night
  • Tech Talks
  • Trademarks USA / James Bowie
STA Events Coming This Fall
  • Archive14 Exhibition
  • STA Honorary/Fellow Award & Presentation
  • Fall Studio Tours
    October – November
  • Diversity (Women) in Design Panel
    This Fall
  • STA Members Holiday Party
Other Community Events
  • SmallBizDev Hackathon

    Saturday, July 19 – Sunday, July 20

    The SmallBizDev Hackathon in Chicago is a chance for you to create new financial solutions for 23 million American small businesses. With mobile technology positioned to make a real impact in this space, we want to see mobile apps that address the most critical challenges facing small businesses. So register today. The most promising submissions will win their share of our $20,000 prize purse. Plus, ALL attendees will receive 6 months of FREE access to General Assembly’s Front Row. And, thanks to a grant by Capital One, participants will also receive a $50 promo code to lend to small businesses through Kiva.

    Don’t know much about small business? Don’t worry. We’ve got resources to get you started. And, on the day of, we’ll walk you through the market, highlighting the obstacles small businesses are wrestling with.

    We’ll also offer on-site experts, technical resources, and real-time user feedback to help you and your team build an app with the potential for big impact.

    Time: Doors open at 9am on Saturday. Winners are announced at 2:30pm on Sunday. Check out the daily schedule here.

    Find out more at


    Saturday, July 19
    4:00pm – 10:00pm
    Expo 72
    72 E. Randolph St.

    ARTCRANK CHI 2014 will feature hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by Chicago area artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $50 each. Admission is free.

    UPDATE: We’re proud and thrilled to announce the artist roster for ARTCRANK Chicago 2014.

    The artists and designers listed at right will create handmade, bike-inspired posters for this year’s show, scheduled for Saturday, July 19 at Expo 72. Each poster will be a limited-edition print, with copies available for purchase for $50 each.

    We’re working with an awesome team of local and national sponsors to help make this year’s Chicago show into an event for the ages. Here’s a taste of what we’ve got in store:

    Thanks to Upland Brewing Co. and Lakeshore Beverage, we’ll be offering a selection of craft beer in ARTCRANK pint glasses, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Proceeds go to support World Bicycle Relief and its work to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and students across rural Africa through sustainable work-to-own and study-to-own programs.

    Find out more at

  • Bred Box #1 Release Party

    Saturday, Jul 19, 2014
    The Printshop @ Spudnik Press

    Bred Box #1 Release Party
    Bred Press is an artist books, comics, and zine publishing house located in Chicago. Started by Brad Rohloff in 2014, it provides a platform by which to support contemporary artists working within the medium of printed and published matter.

    Bred Box #1 is a printed suite of work by comics artists invited and published by Bred Press. The inaugural release of Bred Box will have Abe Lampert, Alabaster, Andy Burkholder, Ben Marcus, Danielle Chenette, Inés Estrada, Michael Olivo, Natali Koromoto, and Nicole Ginelli all with new offset lithograph prints.

    Bred Box comes in an edition of 150, packaged in a screenprinted envelope and numbered. Bred Box #1 will be for sale at the opening as well as individual prints from the artists.

    Find out more at

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