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1821 West Hubbard Street
West Town, IL, 60622

3125338786

Production Studio + Event Space

Event Calendar

LOW RES Spring Snap Off
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

LOW RES Spring Snap Off

Snap Off is back at LOW RES Studio, and in celebration of temps rising, we’re warming up our shutter fingers to host our next photography event with a bit of friendly competition and incredible prizes from our friends at GOBELATITUDE & Field Notes.

We’re welcoming three Chicago-based photographers — Kevin OhJaclyn Rivas, + Elizabeth de la Piedra — to share insight into their artistic process. And, we’ll be sippin’ on caffeine provided by Hellion Cold Brew + snackin’ on treats from Stan’s Donuts.

WHAT IS SNAP OFF?

Hosted by LOW RES, Snap Off is a quarterly event that challenges Chicago-based photographers and creatives of all levels to participate and shoot eye-catching photos with a super secret prop and exciting prizes. After a set time of producing, editing, and uploading some fantastic shots, everyone will vote for their favorite images — ballot box style.

TIMELINE
11:00 : doors open - coffee, mix, mingle
11:15 : welcome & panel discussion
11:45 : Snap Off intro, instructions, and prop reveal
12:00 : shoot, edit, upload
1:00 : vote
1:30 : winners revealed, celebration fun time
2:00 : fin

FAQS
DO I NEED A FANCY CAMERA?

>Absolutely not. Snap Off proudly welcomes any and all cameras & phones...bring whatever you've got. Please keep in mind that all contest submissions will be posted through Instagram.

WHEN IS IT?

> Saturday, May 5th, 11AM - 2PM (please arrive on time to hear from our amazing panelists!)

WHERE IS IT?

> Low Res Studio - 1821 W Hubbard Suite 203

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Starter Kit :: Pimp Your Pad ft. PROjECT. Interiors
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Starter Kit :: Pimp Your Pad ft. PROjECT. Interiors

PSA: Please step away from the Pinterest board. It’s time to stop recreating someone else’s design and start creating a space that’s a genuine reflection of your story. LOW RES is so excited to host our next Starter Kit :: PIMP YOUR PAD with the ladies of the award-winning interior design firm, PROjECT. Interiors.

For 10 years, PROjECT. Interiors has been making a huge mark in the interior design community with spaces that they self-describe as “that uncontrollable, exciting, special, individual brew, laced with what’s next…”

At this event, they’ll be sharing their top 7 insider design tips so you walk away ready to elevate your space from bland to banger, without costing you a million bucks or years to finish. Grab a friend, we’ll provide the drinks, and get ready to be inspired!

Timeline

6pm = doors open

6:30pm = workshop begins

7:30pm = workshops wraps

7:30pm - 8pm = Q&A

8:30pm = event concludes

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Low Res April Coworking Day
Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Low Res April Coworking Day

Working together has proved to be better - so let’s do it again! Join us on Tuesday, April 10th for positive vibes & maximum productivity in the Low Res Studio. Our sunny workspace will be open to all from 9am - 4pm and starting at 4pm, a happy hour with our friend Tim Williams of Pour Souls. Come for an hour or stay the whole day & end the work day with a cocktail!

Some things you'll find in the studio:

- Free WIFI
- Pens + Paper to write out your best, and worst, ideas
Hellion Cold Brew to keep you caffeinated
Boxed Water for hydration
- Little Goat pastries for the early birds
- Cozy corners
- Friends to collaborate with
- For our photographer friends, a photo backdrop & lights will be set-up & available. If you'd like to reserve a 30 minute slot, please email our Community Events Coordinator, lucy@lowresstudio.com

**please note all seats are first come, first served**

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Doc Night :: Local Filmmaker Feature, Part Three
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Doc Night :: Local Filmmaker Feature, Part Three

We're back at it again! Low Res has tapped some of Chicago's most innovative creators and will be featuring their short films at this month's Doc Night. After each screening we will host a Q&A to hear some insights into how - and why - the filmmakers decided to bring these visual stories into the world. 

Featured Filmmakers

TBD - TBD - TBD - TBD - TBD

Doors open at 6:30! As always beer and snacks provided, but if beer's not your thing feel free to BYO. 

*Please note that we are featuring stories that could possibly share a different cultural and/or religious viewpoint than your own. We ask that you come open to having great discussions, possibly learning something new and meeting cool people. 

 

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Low Res March Coworking Day
Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

Low Res March Coworking Day

Working together has proved to be better - so let’s do it again! Join us on Tuesday, March 13 for positive vibes & maximum productivity in the Low Res Studio. Our sunny workspace will be open to all from 9am - 5pm; come for an hour or stay the whole day.

Some things you'll find in the studio:

- Free WIFI
- Pens + Paper to write out your best, and worst, ideas
Metric Coffee to keep you caffeinated
Boxed Water for hydration
- Snacks
- Cozy corners
- Friends to collaborate with
- For our photographer friends, a photo backdrop & lights will be set-up & available. If you'd like to reserve a 30 minute slot, please email our Community Events Coordinator, lucy@lowresstudio.com

**please note all seats are first come, first served**

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Doc Night :: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Doc Night :: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America

Join us in the studio on Thursday, March 8th as we watch Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America. Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture and unabashed use of lines have influenced many - especially around Chicago. Hear this influence firsthand from our neighbors at the highly acclaimed cocktail bar, Prairie School. Joining us will be author and cocktail extraordinaire Jim Meehan, as well as bar owner and designer Kevin Heisner. They will be discussing their reaction and translation of Wright’s designs into their creative endeavors.

Cocktails from Jim Meehan & Prairie School // Candy & snacks on us

The Plan:

6:30pm - doors open

7:15pm - 7:30pm - conversation with Jim Meehan

7:30pm - documentary begins

8:30pm - documentary concludes

8:35pm - 8:50pm - conversation with Kevin Heisner

9:00pm - event ends

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The Shot Collective presents: A YOUmedia Lookbook
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Shot Collective presents: A YOUmedia Lookbook

Please join The Shot Collective in honoring YOUmedia with a showcase of over 100 images from a collaborative photoshoot with their students styled by JUGRNAUT

YOUmedia is an out of school learning space at 12 Chicago Public Library locations connecting teens to the arts. Their mentors play a major role in cultivating creative expression within Chicago's youth communities. 

Tips from the open bar by POUR SOULS CHICAGO will go directly to supporting YOUmedia programs.

DJ IGGY will provide the soundtrack.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Andrew Glatt, Alina Tsvor, Bianca Garcia, Michael Salisbury, Nolis Anderson, Sandy Noto, Garrett Sweet, Evan Brown, Jess Weston & Roger Morales

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Consider This :: Equality in Creativity
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Consider This :: Equality in Creativity

With the movement for equality in our daily conversations & thoughts, artists have been given a louder-than-ever platform to create powerful bodies of art. What does this mean, and how is this being translated, by our Chicago creative community? Join us in the studio Thursday, February 22nd from 7pm - 9pm as we partner with local fashion star, Letesha Brady of Eugene Taylor Brand to explore what equality means to Chicago's creatives. Through a 15-minute video series, we'll hear from 40 diverse creatives as they define equality for themselves & their respective industries. Following the video series, we'll discuss with four of Chicago's leading voices on the issues & topics expressed in the videos.

Panelists

Fatimah Asghar - performer, educator & writer of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls

Peter Cottontale - producer & Music Director to Chance the Rapper

Malcolm London - poet, activist & musician

Colleen Mares - artist manager

Timeline

7pm - event start

7:20pm - special reading by poet, Kevin Coval

7:30pm - 8:15pm - video viewing & panel discussion

8:15pm - 8:30pm - Q&A

9pm - event concludes

 

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Doc Night :: Franca: Chaos & Creation
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Doc Night :: Franca: Chaos & Creation

Celebrate fashion month with a backstage look into the life of legendary icon Franca Sozzani, previous Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia. Draped with layers of insight and drama, this documentary dives into her life and time at Vogue Italia, as told by her son Francesco Carrozzini. Sozzani was known for the powerful & controversial images about race, religion & world issues she created with her partner photographers.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.francathemovie.com/

Candy, snacks & Solemn Oath beer on us. And if beer’s not your thing, please BYO. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The Plan: 
6:30pm - doors open
7:15pm - documentary starts
8:35pm - documentary concludes
9:00pm - event ends

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Show Love Club :: wellRED
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Show Love Club :: wellRED

SHOW LOVE CLUB is the only way Low Res Studio knows how to do Valentine's Day. Join us on Friday, February 9th from 7pm - 10pm in the studio as we partner up with 826CHI to give our creative community an opportunity to come together and not only show love towards each other, but also Chicago’s youth.

Inspired by the color of love and our favorite after-school literacy program, this year’s SLC theme is wellRED. The studio will be transformed into a monochromatic masterpiece filled with an all red photo studio for your IG needs, Negroni’s to keep you hydrated and the chance to get creatively collaborative on a Lauren Asta art installation. Dressing up in head-to-toe red is not mandatory, but highly suggested for our best dressed contest. Winner will take home a super sweet prize!

Keep up to date on our Instagram for event sneak peeks throughout the next two weeks! RSVP HERE

Details: 

21+ only

RSVP required as attendance is limited

Cash donations to 826CHI during the event are very welcomed

About 826CHI

826CHI provides free writing and tutoring programs for Chicago students ages 6 to 18, annually serving nearly 2,500 students and forming supportive partnerships with approximately 150 teachers. For more information, visit http://www.826chi.org/.

 

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Low Res February Coworking Day
Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Low Res February Coworking Day

Working together proved to be better at our first ever coworking day - so let’s do it again! Join us on Tuesday, February 6th for more positive vibes & maximum productivity in the Low Res Studio. Our sunny workspace will be open to all from 9am - 5pm; come for an hour or stay the whole day.

Some things you'll find in the studio:

- Free WIFI
- Pens + Paper to write out your best, and worst, ideas
Metric Coffee to keep you caffeinated
Topo Chico for hydration
- Snacks to fill your belly
- Cozy corners
- Friends to collaborate with
- For our photographer friends, a photo backdrop & lights will be set-up & available. If you'd like to reserve a 30 minute slot, please email our Community Events Coordinator, lucy@lowresstudio.com

 

**please note all seats are first come, first served**

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Winter Snap Off
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Snap Off

WHAT IS SNAP OFF?
Snap Off is a friendly photo competition where we challenge local photographers & creatives to shoot unique images using a secret prop chosen by the Low Res team. Meet us in the Studio where you will be welcomed with a warm cup of jo and an amazing conversation with three of Chicago's leading photographers After the panel, we will pass along Snap Off instructions, reveal the ~*secret prop*~ and release you to shoot, edit and upload your submission. At the end of the set time, we'll group everyone back together to vote on their favorite photos - ballot box style.

TIMELINE
11:00 : doors open - coffee, mix, mingle
11:15 : welcome & panel discussion
11:45 : Snap Off intro, instructions, and prop reveal
12:00 : shoot, edit, upload
1:00 : vote
1:30 : winners revealed, celebration fun time
2:00 : fin

PANELISTS
Nolis Anderson - @nolis
Ryan Chun - @6corners
Zoe Rain - @zoerainphoto

PRIZES
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes are sponsored by Kolo TopdrawerArtifact Uprising.

FAQS
DO I NEED A FANCY CAMERA?

> Absolutely not. Snap Off proudly welcomes any and all cameras...bring whatever you've got. Please keep in mind that all contest submissions will be posted through Instagram.

WHEN IS IT?

> Saturday, January 27, 11AM - 2PM (please arrive on time to hear from our amazing panelists!)

WHERE IS IT?

> Low Res Studio - 1821 W Hubbard Suite 203

BIG thank you to our friends @

Kolo Topdrawer

Artifact Uprising

Stumptown Coffee

Topo Chico

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Low Res Coworking Day
Jan
16
9:00 AM09:00

Low Res Coworking Day

We believe working together is better. Ditch the coffee shop and join us for our first ever coworking day at Low Res Studio on Tuesday, January 16th! Pack up your laptop (don't forget your charger) and prepare to kick-off 2018 being your most productive self. Our sunny workspace will be open to all from 9am - 5pm; come for an hour or stay the whole day.

Some things you'll find in the studio:

- Free WIFI
- Pens + Paper to write out your best, and worst, ideas
Metric Coffee to keep you caffeinated
Topo Chico for hydration
- Snacks to fill your belly
- Cozy corners
- Friends to collaborate with
- For our photographer friends, a photo backdrop & lights will be set-up & available. If you'd like to reserve a 30 minute slot, please email our Community Events Coordinator, lucy@lowresstudio.com

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Doc Night :: I Am Chris Farley
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Doc Night :: I Am Chris Farley

Join us in the Low Res Rec Room Thursday, January 11 from 7pm - 10pm for our first Doc Night of 2018!

About the doc:

Celebrate the life and laughs of Chicago comic legend Chris Farley as friends, family and colleagues discuss the career of the popular star of "Saturday Night Live”. Full of heartfelt stories & memories, this film takes us through the ups and downs of his journey both on and off stage.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RO5Y2wRmRg

Before the film begins, we’ll celebrate where it all began! We’ll be raffling off two tickets to Second City’s 106th Revue, "Dream Freaks Fall From Space." Our friends Taco Tuesdays, 5 spicy & funny ladies, will also be serving up the laughs with a short sketch set. Candy, snacks & Hopewell beer on us. And if beer’s not your thing, please BYO. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Movie Night :: Home Alone Double Feature
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night :: Home Alone Double Feature

'Tis the season of cheerful vibes and holiday shennanigans! Join us on Friday, December 1st as we kick off the month with a double feature of everyone's favorite 90's Christmas movies - Home Alone & Home Alone 2. Bring your cozy blanket & snuggle up over hot chocolate, snacks & brews. And if beer's not your thing, feel free to BYO.

Doors open at 6:30, movie starts promptly at 7:15. Don't be late or you'll miss the van to the airport!

Home Alone

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

After snarky youth Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) loses track of his father at the airport, he mistakenly gets on a plane headed for New York City -- while the rest of the McCallisters fly to Florida. Now alone in the Big Apple, Kevin cons his way into a room at the Plaza Hotel and begins his usual antics. But when Kevin discovers that the Sticky Bandits (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) are on the loose, he struggles to stop them from robbing an elderly man's toy store just before Christmas.

The Plan: 
6:30 - doors open
7:15 - Home Alone 1
9:00- 9:15 - intermission
9:15 - Home Alone 2
11:00 - leave, you filthy animals

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Consider This :: Entrepreneurship in Hospitality
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Consider This :: Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

How did a local menswear clothing brand start making uniforms & aprons for some of Chicago's top restaurants & bars? How did two bartenders climb the ropes to run their own (& probably your favorite) bars? How did a newly-launched PR & branding agency secure those two companies as their first two clients?

We've all asked ourselves "How'd they get there?" Here's your chance to hear from a group of diverse creatives who are willing to share how they developed their thinking and used their experiences to lead them to success. We know you have questions, so ask them already!
 

Consider This will feature:

> Tim Tierney & Jim Snediker of Stock Mfg. Co.

> Jenna Liberman & Chloe List of Slow Down Co.

> Jeff Donahue & Wade Hall McElroy of Leisure Activities 
 

Join us for a night of discussion & questions focusing on entrepreneurship, hospitality, balance & creativity.

6pm: Welcome cocktail c/o Leisure Activities & networking

6:30pm-7:30pm: Panel

7:30pm-8pm: Q&A

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Inside the Design Studio :: Low Res Studio
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Inside the Design Studio :: Low Res Studio

We have partnered with General Assembly to host an “Inside the Design Studio” featuring some of the key creatives behind Low Res Studio. Hear from Nathan Michael, Tabitha Rand, Jonny Mendez, and Evan Sheehan on how they are using design to create amazing experiences for their clients and the Chicago community. Don’t miss this opportunity to get inspired and learn how to take your creativity to the next level!

What’s on the agenda?
* Check-in & Networking 5:45PM - 6:00PM
* Panel 6:15PM - 7:15PM
* Q&A and Networking 7:15PM - 8:00PM
 

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Stranger Things Season 2 Lock In
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Stranger Things Season 2 Lock In

Calling all mouthbreathers! Things will be getting a little strange in Low Res Studio as we pull an all-night marathon and watch the entire new season of Stranger Things. Grab the Barb to your Nancy and stop by from 7PM - 3AM (doors @ 6:30PM) on Saturday, November 4th.

Eleven Rules for Stranger Things S.2 Lock In

1. No talking during the episodes or the Hawkins police will escort you out.

2. Eat waffles from the waffle bar to channel your inner Eleven.

3. Drink beer, Red Bull & coffee provided to keep you on the edge of your seat all night, and morning, long.

4. We'll have chairs but BYO-comfy accessories, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags.

5. Drop-in for an episode or stay for all 9.

6. Communicating with someone in the Upsidedown is forbidden. Please refrain from using cell phones or any Christmas lights during the screening.

7. Dressing as one of the characters is encouraged. Extra points for Barb. Extra Extra points for dead Barb.

8. Bring your friends! Even if they're crazy.

9. Feel free to bring your own Snack Pack, but be prepared to share.

10. No spoilers. No one likes a snitch.

11. Don't let the Demogorgon get you.

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Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1ZXOOLMJ8s

 

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Starter Kit :: Featuring BeanLab
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Starter Kit :: Featuring BeanLab

You are a creative entrepreneur. You have a great product and people want it. But when it comes to your finances - why does it seem like such a 4-letter-word? 

It’s the one part of the business that is arguably the hardest to wrap your head around, and also the one least talked about. This month’s Starter Kit features Josh Moore with Beanlab, who will be answering some of the toughest questions about small business finances from budgeting to taxes - leaving you with a game plan on how to become the boss of your finances.

Join us in our NEW studio space and RSVP in the link below! 

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Doc Night :: Local Filmmaker Feature, Part Deux
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Doc Night :: Local Filmmaker Feature, Part Deux

We're back at it again! Low Res has tapped some of Chicago's most innovative creators and will be featuring their short films at this month's Doc Night. After each screening we will host a Q&A to hear some insights into how - and why - the filmmakers decided to bring these visual stories into the world.

Featured Filmmakers

Chuck Fry - Michael Paulucci - Blaine Hogan - Richard Smith III - Michael Alexander

Doors open at 6:30! As always beer and snacks provided, but if beer's not your thing feel free to BYO. 

*Please note that we are featuring stories that could possibly share a different cultural and/or religious viewpoint than your own. We ask that you come open to having great discussions, possibly learning something new and meeting cool people. 

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Low Res Garage Sale
Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

Low Res Garage Sale

Summer’s quickly coming to an end - time to start nesting! Low Res Studio is expanding and we need to purge our props, equipment, and personal items to make way for the new! 

Sip on some brews from our friends at Solemn Oath Brewery while you shop our phenomenal deals on home goods, electronics, photo equipment, clothing, art from our neighbors Spudnik Press, and so much more. Plus, get a sneak peek of our new, in-progress space! Come for the goods, stay for the vibes. 

Follow our IG story to get updates on the ~*HOT ITEMS*~ featured at the sale. 

1821 W Hubbard St. > 1st floor

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Doc Night :: Muscle Shoals
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Doc Night :: Muscle Shoals


Join us in the studio Thursday, August 17th from 7:30PM-10PM for Doc Night featuring "Muscle Shoals"!

ABOUT THE DOC:

“Muscle Shoals” is a mesmerizing documentary about how a small town in Alabama became a mecca in the music industry. Despite strong racial and economic divides that plagued our country in the 1960s, Muscle Shoals, Alabama managed to attract diverse talent that eventually formed their distinctive sound. Come watch this film and explore the recording studios’ that broke both boundaries and record charts by defying social norms. 

Watch the trailer HERE. Big shout out to our event partners: Pipcorn and Hopewell Brewing Company for supplying delicious poporn and brews for everyone! And if beer's not your thing - please BYO!

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Show & Tell
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Show & Tell

Show & Tell is a Low Res event dedicated to showcasing the progress we're making as creatives. 

Whether it's a piece of your passion project, something you’ve done recently for a client, or a concept that you're still fleshing out -- we want to put it up and encourage you forward. 

Photos, illustrations, graphic designs -- any form of visual, viewable art is welcome. Even if you don’t have any work you want to display this time, come support your fellow artists in their creative endeavors.

We hope to see you there!

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If you want to show your art, please submit high res files of your work to tabitha@lowresstudio.com by 10AM on Friday, July 28th. All artwork will projected on a screen during a brief Q&A with each artist. Slots are first come, first served, so make sure you email us soon! We will follow up with more details after your submission is received.

Submission Guidelines: 
- There is no minimum or maximum amount of entries you can submit. We will end up choosing about 2-3 of our favorites to showcase.
- Digital, high-res JPGs only (no print, video, or live performance)
- Artists' who submit must be available to attend the event
- Any questions, please email tabitha@lowresstudio.com

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Starter Kit :: How to Pitch Brands
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Starter Kit :: How to Pitch Brands

What is Starter Kit?

Think of this as an elective course that you never saw in your college catalog. Come gain the insight and tools to activate your creativity in new ways within different industries. 

This month's Starter Kit will be led Nathan Michael, founder of Low Res, co-founder of Popular Pays, and Chicago influencer.

Course Description:

Whether you're an artist looking for more valuable collaborations or a freelancer searching for your next gig, Nathan will teach you a no fuss formula on how to connect with the brands you love & create valuable, lasting partnerships.

You'll learn:

- What to look for in a good partnership.
- How to communicate the type of partnership you're hoping to create.
- What information Brands look for when partnering with others.
- When it's appropriate to suggest a trade or ask for money.
- What days / times work best for sending a pitch email.
- Plus, some of Nathan's favorite tools / resources for getting the job done.

If there are any specific questions you'd like to have answered in this session, feel free to email us at info@lowresstudio.com.

This event will run from 6-7:30PM as a "Happy Hour" event. BYOB.

***SEATS CAN ONLY BE SECURED THROUGH OUR EVENTBRITE LINK***

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Documentary Night: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Documentary Night: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Join us in the studio Thursday, July 6th from 7:30-10PM for Doc Night!

Low Res Studio
Suite #203
1821 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60622

ABOUT THE DOC:
We’re teaming up with the Museum of Contemporary Photography to host a post party for the MoCP #AiWeiwei exhibition. Join us in the studio for a screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry - the first feature length documentary that presents this iconic Chinese contemporary artist. You'll also hear from special guest Natasha Egan, Executive Director at MoCP. Produced and directed by Alyson Klayman, this film examines the intersection of art and activism and the danger of standing up for what you believe in.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/18018860

Special thanks to our event partner, Solemn Oath for providing delicious brews for the event!

DETAILS
- Admission is free
- BYOB
- Attendance is limited, so please register to come

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Make sure to catch the #AiWeiwei exhibit before it leaves July 2nd! For more information visit: http://www.mocp.org/exhibitions/2017/04/aiweiwei.php


 

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Summer Snap Off :: Field Trip
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Snap Off :: Field Trip

WHAT IS SNAP OFF?

>Snap off is a friendly photo competition where we challenge local photographers to shoot unique images using a secret prop chosen by the Low Res team. We typically hold Snap Offs at the studio, but we're kicking off summer with our first inagural Snap Off Field Trip! Meet us at The Hollander Hotel in Wicker Park where you will be welcomed with a cup of jo and Snap Off instructions. After everyone gets setteled we will reveal the ~*secret prop*~ and unleash you into the area to shoot, edit and upload your submission. At the end of the set time, we'll group everyone back together on Floor 2 of The Robey to vote for their favorite photos.

>1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes are sponsored by The Hollander, ONA bags, and Artifact Uprising.

***THIS EVENT IS ADMISSION FREE, BUT YOU MUST SECURE YOUR TICKET THROUGH THE EVENTBRITE LINK TO ATTEND***

 

DO I NEED A FANCY CAMERA?

>Absolutely not. Snap Off proudly welcomes any and all cameras.

Bring whatever you've got. Please keep in mind, however, that all contest submissions will be posted through Instagram.

 

WHEN IS IT?

> Saturday, June 24 from 11:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

Show up on time to grab a cup of coffee!

 

WHERE IS IT?

> Kick-off :: The Hollander @ 11AM

> Shooting :: Wicker Park, Chicago

> Award Ceremony :: Floor 2 of The Robey

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Documentary Night: Local Filmmaker Feature
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Documentary Night: Local Filmmaker Feature

Sometimes as creators we focus too much on the end product, when the process to get there is just as intriguing. 

For this month's Doc Night, Low Res is doing something new: we have invited two local filmmakers to show their short documentaries highlighting two very different characters: a pole vaulter and a wizard. After each film we will chat with the creators on how - and why -they decided to share such unique stories with the world. 

Come by the studio for two screenings and mini Q&A's with their filmmakers. Invite your friends. BYOB! 

1st Film: Vera's Vault : The Olympic Pursuit
TRAILER: https://filmfreeway.com/project/verasvault
Filmmakers: Megan Cody (Director / Cinematographer / Editor), 
Lauren Grace Vitiello (Producer / Director / Co-cinematographer)

2nd Film: The Wizard Oz
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/215213366
Production Company: Animal Studio
Filmmakers: Mike LaHood (Editor/Writer)

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Starter Kit :: Intro to At-Home Bartending
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Starter Kit :: Intro to At-Home Bartending

What is Starter Kit?

Think of this as an elective course that you never saw in your college catalog. Come gain the insight and tools to activate your creativity in new ways within different industries. You'll walk away with a no-fuss formula to elevate your interests in areas you want to see growth.

This Starter Kit will be led by Chad Hauge, beverage director at Longman & Eagle!

Course Description:

Whether you're making something special for your crush or hosting a dinner party for your friends, this introductory course into building your at home bar will walk you through the history, hospitality, and recipes of classic cocktails.

Educator's Notes:

"Through a brief introduction to the origins and evolution of cocktails, learn to utilize classic ratios as templates to find balance in your cocktails with as few ingredients as possible.

We will place special emphasis on utilizing fresh ingredients you might find at a farmer's market to make fun augmentations in your newly dialed in classic cocktail."

 

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Documentary Night: PressPausePlay
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Documentary Night: PressPausePlay

Join us in the studio Thursday, May 11 from 7-10PM for Doc Night! 

"In a world where everyone can be an artist, what happens to the importance of technique?"

ABOUT THE DOC:
Filmmakers David Dworsky and Victor Köhler examine the upsides and drawbacks of the new world of digital expression in their documentary PressPausePlay, which includes interviews with Moby, Bill Drummond, Seth Godin, Lena Dunham, Robyn, Sean Parker and many more. 

This event is BYOB.

 

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Show & Tell
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Show & Tell

Show & Tell is a Low Res event dedicated to showcasing the progress we're making as creatives. 

Whether it's a piece of your passion project, something you’ve done recently for a client, or a concept that you're still fleshing out -- we want to put it up and encourage you forward. 

Photos, illustrations, graphic designs -- any form of visual, viewable art is welcome. Even if you don’t have any work you want to display at the time, come support your fellow artists in their creative endeavors.

If you want to show your art, please submit your work to michaela@lowresstudio.com by 10AM on Monday, April 24th. Slots are first come, first served, so make sure you email us soon! We will follow up with more details after your submission is received.

RSVP on our Facebook event!

We hope to see you there!

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