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Newcity Custom: EXPO CHICAGO is Chicago’s Global Art Showcase

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EXPO_Chicago_2015EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary Modern Art, will be presented at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall from September 22-25, 2016. The art fair features 140 leading international galleries, offering a curated showcase of contemporary and modern art and serving a community of collectors from across the region and globe.

EXPO CHICAGO magazine will be published at the beginning of September, and will include features on the leading stories in Chicago’s art world as well as a guide to all of the programs taking place at Navy Pier and around Chicago as part of EXPO ART WEEK. The guide, in a luxury art magazine format, will feature a press run of 90,000 and will be distributed in three phases:

Phase 1: Standalone distribution at all participating cultural institutions and other relevant locations throughout the city.

Phase 2: Insertion into the complete press run of Newcity’s September 1 Fall Forward: Arts Preview + the Chicago and Chicago suburbs area distribution of the Sunday New York Times.

Phase 3: On-site distribution at the fair at Navy Pier. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Lit 50 Publishes June 1, In Time for Printers Row Lit Fest

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Newcity_Lit50_2015Newcity enthusiastically announces the return of our biggest literary issue of the year, Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago, timed to coincide with the Midwest’s biggest literary event, the Printers Row Lit Fest.

As part of our Leaders of Chicago Culture Series, this year the Lit 50 edition will focus on Chicago’s community 0f writers, spanning poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

It will be an issue that lovers of the literary arts cannot miss and that writers, and anyone who wants to write, won’t miss.

For rates or other information, email advertising@newcity.com or call 312.243.8786. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Summer Guide Heats Up Chicago May 12

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Newcity Summer Guide 2015 CoverChicago’s original Summer Guide returns on May 12, our twenty-second annual edition devoted to the city’s most active season.

So, whether you’re selling a swimsuit for the beach, operating an al fresco restaurant or selling beer, wine or picnic baskets to pack for a night at Pritzker Pavilion or Ravinia, the potential riches of summer abound. And of course we can’t forget theater productions, art shows and street fairs.

Summer Guide is a meditation on the season that brings redemption to life in the city. Channel that happiness in this issue.

If summer is a season important to your business or institution, you cannot afford to miss this one. Read the rest of this entry »

Adrienne Samuels Gibbs appointed interim Senior Editor of Newcity

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ASG headshotNewcity is pleased to report that Adrienne Samuels Gibbs has joined our staff as interim Senior Editor. In this role, Adrienne will oversee features, covers as well as the eight section editors that comprise our editorial staff—essentially all the copy that makes up the publication.
Adrienne is a Pulitzer-nominated writer and editor with a background in cultural analysis, urban affairs and the arts. She has published in Vice, Essence, Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebony, The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe.  A native Chicagoan, she is a proud graduate of both Morgan Park High School and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  She lives on the South Side with her husband and sons and, when she takes a break from words, can often be found playing the piano in her living room. Find her on Twitter @adriennewrites.

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Newcity Interim Senior Editor

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As you may know, Newcity is producing a movie, Signature Move, which is planning principal photography in Chicago this June. This means that Brian Hieggelke will be working on set and in pre-production for a month or two, and we need a topnotch editor to step in and help keep Newcity magazine operating at the highest levels during this time. The ideal candidate would be outstanding at conceiving and vetting feature story ideas, including cover stories, and working closely with writers to bring manuscripts to publishable quality; writing compelling headlines, and working closely with our eight section editors to keep everything operating smoothly. The ideal candidate would possess all of these qualities, as well as extraordinary organization and attention to details as it relates to story planning and overseeing all copy before it publishes. The super-ideal candidate would also have a strong visual sense that might be manifest in working with designers and illustrators. Hours are somewhat TBD, but we anticipate starting part-time immediately, with responsibilities and time commitment increasing to their highest levels in May and June. To apply, send a cover-letter email and links to relevant stories written to brian@newcity.com. Newcity is an equal opportunity employer with a keen interest in diversity and inclusive hiring.

Newcity’s Breakout Artists Publishes May 1

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Newcity_BreakoutArtists2015Newcity’s May 1-15 issue—Breakout Artists: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers—will be our thirteenth annual edition devoted to showcasing Chicago’s top emerging artists. This issue of Newcity is well established as the early indicator of the art world’s future superstars.

This edition will be widely read by Chicago’s cultural, curatorial and creative classes, particularly in the art world. Galleries or institutions looking to reach Chicago’s artists, collectors, academics and curators should advertise, as should businesses looking to appeal to the world of visual arts.

Email advertising@newcity.com or call 312.243.876 to reserve space or request more information.

Publication date: May 1-15; April 28 (Street date) Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity Custom: Announcing the Guide to Lake FX

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LakeFX_2016Newcity Custom is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Lake FX Summit & Expo, the region’s largest free conference for artists and creative entrepreneurs working in the film, music, dance, design, theater, fashion, culinary, and arts fields. Newcity Custom will publish the official guide to Lake FX, produced by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, which will be held May 13-15 at the Chicago Cultural Center, Hard Rock Hotel and Gene Siskel Film Center.

The magazine guide to Lake FX will reach a highly specialized audience of Chicago creators and entrepreneurs–businesses looking to reach  Chicago creatives in film, music, dance, design, theater, fashion, culinary and the arts should advertise. Newcity will distribute 10,000 copies of the Lake FX guide, with most of the total circulating on-site with participating exhibitors, vendors and panelists and the balance at key locations in the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity Publishes The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food & Drink 50, April 16

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Newcity_TheBigHeat2015Newcity is pleased to announce the return of our biggest culinary issue of the year, The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food and Drink Fifty.

Ahead of this year’s James Beard Awards, this edition will chronicle the creatives–chefs, mixologists and more–who bring Chicago’s culinary and cocktail culture to life. It’s an insight into the restaurant and bar scene that you can’t find anywhere else, any time.

This edition reaches the passionate cultural consumers of Chicago, particularly those who spend money on fine dining and drinking. Restaurants, bars and any institution, business or development with a vested interest in Chicago’s thriving food and drink world all benefit from exposure to this audience.

Publication date: April 16-30; April 14 (Street)

Space reservation deadline: April 7

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Newcity Custom: Music Box Theatre Guide, May 6 – June 30

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MusicBoxMar-May16A blockbuster way to reach Lakeview residents and Chicago cinephiles

The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premier venue for independent and foreign films, brings sophisticated cultural audiences and dedicated Lakeview residents through its doors to experience its cinema programming and stylish lounge with bar. Local businesses and film institutions alike can reach these audiences by advertising in the Music Box Theatre’s bi-monthly magazine guide.

With an active two-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized magazine (5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.

Distribution: 30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes.

Publication Date: May 6

Space Deadline: April 14

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Newcity’s Design 50 Publishes March 16 (Street March 10)

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Newcity Design 50 2015Newcity is pleased to announce the return of our marquee design issue, Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago.

In this year’s edition, we’ll chronicle the creative forces who form Chicago’s world-renowned design community, spanning across architecture, graphic design, interior design, fashion, and object design.

This edition reaches the passionate cultural consumers of Chicago, particularly those with a love of sophisticated design.  Cultural organizations, art institutions and galleries, design-centric small businesses, and real estate developments all benefit from exposure to this audience. Read the rest of this entry »