Uptown Art Weekend

Uptown Art Weekend

Join us Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2 for the Uptown Art Weekend!  This FREE event features over 100 pieces of public art including new works going up on walls around the neighborhood, art exhibits being hosted by local businesses, live paintings, and interactive art activities for all ages.  You can use our interactive map to do a self-guided tour around Uptown.  Each stop on the map is complete with photos and information which you can find by clicking on each icon.  See below for an explanation of each of the map’s icons.

We encourage all participants to wear a mask and remain socially distant while enjoying all of the public art Uptown has to offer!  Click here for a reminder on the steps you should take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.   This event has been designed to spread participants out over various parts of the neighborhood during each of the three days so that our neighbors and visitors can safely enjoy the artwork without gathering in crowds.

Highlights include:

LIVE MURAL & ART INSTALLATIONS:  

  • Molly Z: Grow and Flow
  • Heart & Bone: I Will, We Will
  • Brett Whitacre: Buena Park
  • Shannon Kay: Community
  • Mitch Reardon: Patterns
  • Liz Flores: Team
  • Bojitt: Out of Many, One
  • SmithGroup:  Uptown United is HERE!
  • Daniel Wilson
  • Rodney Duran

LOCAL BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION EXHIBITS:  

  • Big Chicks – Tweet Let’s Eat
  • Buttercup Park Uptown
  • Chicago Market
  • Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Everybody’s Coffee / Wilson Abbey
  • Graceland Cemetery & Arboretum
  • HackHaus
  • Haitian American Museum of Chicago
  • Hearthstone & Terrace
  • JASC – Japanese American Service Committee
  • Larry’s at The Lawrence House / FLATS
  • Mind Body Defense
  • Spoil Me Hair Salon & Spa
  • The Admiral at the Lake
  • TimeLine Theatre Company
  • Uptown Arcade

INTERACTIVE ART:  

  • Chalk Art @ Sunnyside Mall (Malden & Sunnyside) – SATURDAY 8/1 ONLY (11am-2pm) – Join us in creating a beautiful street Mandala.
  • COVID Grief Fence @ JUSTembrace (4942 N. Kenmore) – Stop by to reflect and write a message on one of the 2700 white ribbons representing the lives lost due to COVID-19 in Chicago.

BLACK LIVES MATTER ARTWORK:  
A number of local artists have created works of art centered around the themes of Black Lives Matter and inclusivity.

EXISTING PUBLIC ARTWORK:  
Here’s your chance to learn about that piece of public art that you pass by all the time without knowing the meaning behind it.

RESIDENTIAL ARTWORK:  
We’re lucky to have artists of all types that call Uptown home.  Check out just a few who have artwork set-up in front of their residences.  


 

UPTOWN ART WEEKEND SPONSORS
Click here for SPONSORSHIP details.
Contact Greg Carroll at [email protected] with any questions.

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PATRON SPONSORS:

Graceland Cemetery & Arboretum
IRPINO Real Estate

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NEIGHBOR FOR THE ARTS SPONSORS:

Buttercup Park Advisory Council
City Grange
Sunnyside Mall
Terry Tuohy

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Details

Date/Time August 2 2020, 12:00am - 11:59pm
LocationClick here for an FREE

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