Spring is here and what better way to breathe new life into your world than to check out some fresh faces and work by new and emerging artists. In the fall of 2009, Chicago Art Department embarked on an ambitious quest to expand its operations by opening a second space dedicated to studio practice. The result was a campaign to recruit new artists and provide them with avenues to grow through exhibition opportunities, access to CAD’s new studio space and programs. freshCAD shows the results of this campaign, highlighting CAD’s new artists and their work. freshCAD will bring together an exciting range of work, from sound and video art to painting installation to photography and mixed media. Expect a little something for everyone and an exciting opportunity to mingle with undiscovered and emerging Chicago artists.