John D of BURP (Bloggin' Up Rogers Park) on EveryBlock "Love what it going on over at Tibble Square and want to see this take off, so sharing some constructive criticism for next year. I came with cameras in hand to give this event some media love and ended up in Chipotle 30 minutes later, bummed out with a chain burrito and no photos ."
Food at any event can not be taken as a given. If someone gets there at 645 and it started at 5pm and its the debut of a new event? Guess what, the food may have run out. They have no idea how many people are going to show up. Just because an event is in Rogers Park doesn't mean its going to cater to vegetarians.
John D went on to say, "Shop/Gallery Owners & Artists.... There were lots of folks who clearly knew each other hugging and chatting. But no one said hello to outsiders like me"
John D perhaps isn't used to art parties. Artists are cliquey, some are full of themselves. Ever been to Wicker Park? The main thing is the event isn't about the reporter. Try interviewing and talking with subjects. If unsuccessful, grab some photos of art, make observations and write it up. Many of these artists are in their twenties. People in that age bracket can be very self centered. Art critics themselves can be quite cliquey and aloof. Hopefully someone who did attend has photos and meaningful remarks instead of sour grapes.