Rogers Park ArtWalk is a project of Rogers Park Business Alliance: A storefront art installation within the Glenwood Avenue Arts District
October 15 to November 6, 2011
Young Lady With Long Pipe by Leon Sarantos is at Act One Pub / Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Ave
Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) presents the 1st Annual Rogers Park ArtWalk during Chicago Artist Month. The curated sidewalk exhibition will take place from Saturday, October 15 through Sunday, November 6, 2011 along the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. This event was created to be part of Chicago Artist Month which has been held every year throughout October by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture in collaboration with more than 200 program partners. Chicago Artist Month aims to showcase the extraordinary talent and vibrancy of Chicago’s art community.The exhibition consists of a gallery of artwork displayed in windows of local businesses in a walking path including the information center at RPBA’s office. Each artist submitted paintings or art pieces that were handmade by the individual and not mass-produced to keep the originality of the exhibit. Storefronts display art from 25 invited professional artists. This lively mix brings life to the Glenwood Avenue Arts District. ArtWalk organizers view this event as both a blissful cultural month and a boost to the local community.
Free Customer Parking at Misión Cristiana Elim parking lot 1615 W. Morse Ave. (Ashland & Morse) every day from 8:00 am to 3:00 am WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS: no parking Fridays from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, no parking Sundays until 5:00 pm. LOT TOWED AT 3:00 AM DAILY.
Mile of Murals The Mile of Murals is a community public art project that is creating a mile of murals along the concrete embankment of CTA Red Line tracks within the Glenwood Avenue Arts District from Pratt to Touhy on both sides of the tracks. This summer we are continuing the project with a new installment on the east side of Glenwood Avenue from Morse to Lunt. Local artists Lea Pinsky and Dustin Harris coordinated this wall; they led last year’s block-long mural from Lunt to Greenleaf. For this project RPBA and Clark/
Morse/Glenwood SSA #24 recruited, coordinated and oversaw a small group of professional artists that worked together as a cooperative: Diana Berek, Chiara Padgett and Juan Carlos Perez. This year’s theme for the project is “Patriotism in Everyday Life”.
Street Sculptures 12 sculptures were created by local resident, artist and business owner Andy DeLaRosa (B1E Gallery) and other artists working at his gallery to be displayed on the street. These pieces of art, created entirely of recycled materials, are displayed on the sidewalk on Morse Avenue as a permanent exhibition.