Info about the venue:
Salvage One is fully accessible with an elevator. Entry through the back of the building through the courtyard is required to avoid stairs. The front door entrance has stairs. Salvage One does not have a parking lot. Though street parking is available. Typically, Salvage One welcomes dogs. Unfortunately, for this event, we'd like to limit it to just service dogs, please.
The Underground Art Market was started by me, artist & photographer
Kelly Spring. I started this event in 2010, with about 20 friends who had interesting creative projects. At the time I was a resident at TransAmoeba Studios a private artist space in the South Loop.
The first few events were small but successful. In later years I began organizing the event in a large private artist studio in the West Loop called C-Haus.
UAM 2017, we had a crazy large turnout. Our space could barely accommodate the crowd. Aggghh, the growing pains!! We needed more space, and accessibility for all is important to me.
What makes UAM special is the uniqueness of the spaces we choose to inhabit. I am always looking for unique venues. When I decided it was time to go public Salvage One was my dream venue. Salvage One is a 60,000 square ft. antique/ architectural salvage showroom/ premier Chicago event space, spread over three floors. UAM usually pops up on the first two floors. Also, make sure you visit the small suites off to the side of the 2nd floor!