“We plan to cater to every art form and fill the gallery with a rotating roster of emerging talent,” says Desdimi’s owner, Danka. “I was looking for a way to combine my many influences under one roof.”
Desdimi will serve as a cultural hub, from monthly artist launch parties, Desdimi Art Slam art contest, ongoing specials and even two $2500 college scholarships. “The arts desperately need our help. If we can combine our energies with, say, even a Chicago university, there’s no telling what we can do. We're happy we have the support of a couple of prominent art schools in the city.”
The visionary behind this original concept is Danka. Originally from the former Yugoslavia, Danka earned a degree in Philosophy from DePaul University while studying and working with master stylists in the United States and Europe. According to Danka, her gallery and salon has taken special care to make the entire experience stimulating for its clientele. “We want to create an experience that will turn heads and SPREAD AWARENESS in more ways than one.”
Aside from promoting artists, Desdimi also has an ongoing campaign called FREE HAIRCUTS FOR CANCER PATIENTS where anyone battling cancer can receive a complimentary haircut, texture, buzz or simply paraffin dip and scalp massage. Open your hearts and minds and visit Desdimi Gallery Salon.
If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule and interview with Danka, please call 312.488.4869 or 312.388.5529.
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Desdimi Gallery Salon is a gallery in the heart of Chicago's River North Gallery District dedicated to promoting local emerging artists in all disciplines, styles and mediums of visual media. In order to maintain our mission, we also function as a full service boutique hair studio and barber shop.
Each of our special events and exhibitions gives us a chance to showcase great artists and their work. It also allows us the opportunity to educate the public about art. With a variety of offerings from art to hair services, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. We look forward to promoting new and exciting cultural events and artists and helping you look your best!