Rogers Park ArtWalk 2011 Exhibition

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.

Featured Businesses, Galleries and Artists
B1E Gallery                                6902 N. Glenwood Ave.     Participating Exhibit
Caribbean Cuts                         6904 N. Glenwood Ave.     Artist: Jeremy Tinder
Lifeline Theatre                        6912 N. Glenwood Ave.      Participating Exhibit
Duke’s Bar                                 6920 N. Glenwood Ave.      Artist: Luis A. Galvan
Evil Squirrel Comics              6928 N. Glenwood Ave.      Artists: Christopher Royal,  Steve Armstrong, Lewis Lain
Finalmente Aquí Salon          1411 W. Morse Ave.             Artist: Jon Bollo
SubBrothers                               1417 ½ W. Morse Ave.        Artists: Katie O’Conner, Jean Reindl, Juan Gerena
The Common Cup                  1501 W. Morse Ave.             Artist: Diana Berek, Molly Costello, Chiara Padgett, Juan Carlos Pérez
Rogers Park Community Council 1530 W. Morse Ave.  Artist: Shaun Vain
Rogers Park Business Alliance 1448 W. Morse Ave.  Artists: Matt Blake,  Mercedes Inez Martinez, Alenna Marie Sandy, Craig Tews, Molly Zakrajsek,  Josh McCallister
Los Portales Restaurant     1418 W. Morse Ave.         Artist: Mercedes Inez Martinez
Chuckie’s Bar                             1412 W. Morse Ave.         Artists: Brenda Barnum, Keith Pollok
The Glenwood                           6962 N. Glenwood Ave.  Artists: Star Padilla, Leah Tumerman 
Act One Pub / Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Ave.      Artist: Leon Sarantos

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.

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