The 2nd Annual Uptown Art Week will feature over 150 pieces of public art including more than 40 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 below to do a self-guided tour around Uptown and to locate a variety of Uptown business activations.  Each stop on the map is complete with photos and information which you can find by clicking on each icon.

CLICK HERE to support this event with a donation!  This free event is presented by Uptown United, a 501(c)3 non-profit serving the Uptown neighborhood.  Thanks for your consideration and for supporting Uptown!


Click here for the interactive map!
Are we missing any public art in Uptown?  Let us know!

Join Uptown United & Chicago Market on Sunday, August 8 from 10:00am - 4:00pm for the one-day Uptown Art Fair as part of this year's week-long event!  Local artists will set-up booths to display and sell their artwork.  The fair will take place inside the Chicago Market at 4620 N Broadway (corner of Wilson & Broadway).
MASKS REQUIRED:  Following guidance from the CDC, based on Chicago’s current local COVID-19 data, CDPH recommends businesses, employers, and event organizers require universal masking in all public indoor settings.


In addition, Truman College will also be hosting an art fair on their outdoor patio at the corner of Wilson & Racine from 11:00am - 2:30pm.  View and purchase artwork from Truman's students!  

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!


Chicago Market Meet-up & Art Display (artist TBD)
Location: 4620 N Broadway (corner of Wilson & Broadway)
Time:  Saturday 8/7 from 11:30am - 1:30pm


Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum - An Oasis of Art, Architecture, and Landscape Design since 1860
Location:  4001 N Clark St

Activities:
*Free one-hour walking tours led by the Chicago Architecture Center at 11:00am and 1:30pm on Saturday 8/7
*Scavenger hunt activities for kids and adults of all ages - pick-up the activity sheet inside the Visitor's Center upon arrival (on your left once you enter the gates)
*Interactive community chalk mandala project led by New Acropolis Chicago starting at 11:00am just outside the Visitor's Center.
*Artwork on display by The Northern Loon from 10:00am - 3:00pm near the Visitor's Center.
*Self-guided tours at anytime during open hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM  / Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)


Everybody's Coffee Bike pop-up:  Bottle sale proceeds benefiting Cornerstone Community Outreach
Location:  Inside the Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery (Clifton Avenue from Wilson to Broadway)
Time:  Saturday 8/7 from 10:00am to 3:00pm


Yoga Body Elements:  Yoga sessions under the Matthew Hoffman "Do More with Less" mural
Location:  Lot located at the corner of Irving Park and Sheridan Rd.
To register for these classes, visit their website and navigate to Saturday, August 7.
9:00am Pilates with Angie
10:00am Mindful Vinyasa with Cindy
11:15am Slow Flow with Britanny
12:15pm Re-Dance Company Class and Performance


Live Music along the Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery (sponsored by Uptown Church)
12:00 - 4:00pm Various musicians playing live music
4612 N. Clifton Avenue 

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!


Uptown Art Fair featuring the work of local artists (indoor event)
Location: 4620 N Broadway (corner of Wilson & Broadway)
Time:  Sunday 8/8 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
MASKS REQUIRED:  Following guidance from the CDC, based on Chicago’s current local COVID-19 data, CDPH recommends businesses, employers, and event organizers require universal masking in all public indoor settings.


Truman College - Student Art Fair
Location:  Truman College Outdoor Patio (corner of Wilson & Racine)

Time:  Sunday 8/8 from 11:00am - 2:30pm


Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum - An Oasis of Art, Architecture, and Landscape Design since 1860
Location:  4001 N Clark St

Activities:
*Free one-hour walking tour led by the Chicago Architecture Center at 11:00am on Sunday 8/8
*Scavenger hunt activities for kids and adults of all ages - pick-up the activity sheet inside the Visitor's Center upon arrival (on your left once you enter the gates)
*Self-guided tours at anytime during open hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM  / Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)


Live Music along the Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery (sponsored by Uptown Church)
12:00 - 4:00pm Various musicians playing live music
4612 N. Clifton Avenue 

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!


4600 Block of Wilson OPEN HOUSE!   

3:00 - 7:00pmChicago MarketUptown Farmers' Market & Art Display at 4620 N Broadway (corner of Wilson & Broadway).  

5:00 - 7:00pmUptown United and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce (4619 N. Broadway) will host an Open House to showcase our new office space.  

5.00- 8.00 pmMDT and MAPLAB (4629 N. Broadway) will host an open house and art show in our offices.  FEATURED will be works by Chicago artist Tina Mari Rucker.  SEE our restored terra cotta facade.  CELEBRATE Uptown Art Week.


IRPINO Real Estate - Open House
5:00 - 8:00pm:  Stop by and meet the team at IRPINO Real Estate for an open house at their location in Buena Park - 4234 N. Broadway St.
PLUS - meet the artist BOJITT after 7:00pm.
Refreshments will be served. 

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!


Uptown Gallery:  Grand Opening
Location:  4802 N Broadway Suite 202
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Uptown Gallery opens the door to an inclusive and warm art scene with a focus on making the art world accessible to everyoneA place where the community comes together, creators show up as their raw authentic selves, and stories of culture and humanity are celebrated.  Acknowledging the evolution and importance of art across many mediums, including Digital/NFT, Uptown host's innovative experiences that push artistic boundaries, elevate creators, and build community.


Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) - Fresh Market featuring fresh vegetables and prepared foods + artwork from Hiroshi Ariyama*.
Location:  4427 N Clark St
Time:  Thursday, 8/12 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
*Hiroshi Ariyama's work will also be on display and for sale inside the JASC (4427 N. Clark Street) on Thursday 8/12 and Friday 8/13 from 9:00am-5:00pm both days.  

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!


Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) - artwork from Hiroshi Ariyama
Hiroshi Ariyama's artwork will be on display and for sale inside the JASC (4427 N. Clark Street) on Thursday 8/12 and Friday 8/13 from 9:00am-5:00pm both days.  

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!


Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum - An Oasis of Art, Architecture, and Landscape Design since 1860
Location:  4001 N Clark St

Activities:
*Free one-hour walking tours led by the Chicago Architecture Center at 11:00am and 1:30pm on Saturday 8/14
*Scavenger hunt activities for kids and adults of all ages - pick-up the activity sheet inside the Visitor's Center upon arrival (on your left once you enter the gates)
*Self-guided tours at anytime during open hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM  / Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)


Everybody's Coffee Bike pop-up:  Bottle sale proceeds benefiting Cornerstone Community Outreach
Location:  Inside the Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery (Clifton Avenue from Wilson to Broadway)
Time:  Saturday 8/14 from 10:00am to 3:00pm


Live Music along the Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery (sponsored by Uptown Church)
12:00 - 4:00pm Various musicians playing live music
4612 N. Clifton Avenue 

Self-guided tour of over 150 works of art around Uptown using the Uptown Public Art Map !
Time:  Anytime!


Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum - An Oasis of Art, Architecture, and Landscape Design since 1860
Location:  4001 N Clark St

Activities:
*Free one-hour walking tours led by the Chicago Architecture Center at 11:00am and 1:30pm on Sunday 8/15
*Scavenger hunt activities for kids and adults of all ages - pick-up the activity sheet inside the Visitor's Center upon arrival (on your left once you enter the gates)
*Self-guided tours at anytime during open hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM  / Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)


Chicago Market:  Pop-Up Book Sale + Book Donation Drop-Off
Location: 4620 N Broadway (corner of Wilson & Broadway)
Time:  Sunday, August 15 from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Join Chicago Market for a pop-up book sale and bring some books to donate, too! Chicago Market is proud to partner with Open Books, a nonprofit that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the sale of new and used donated books.  Full details here!


Live Music along the Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery (sponsored by Uptown Church)
12:00 - 4:00pm Various musicians playing live music
4612 N. Clifton Avenue 

A. Zak Dave Watkins Karl Sullivan Nick Goettling
Alyssa Low David Kasir Kraser Art Penny Pinch
Andrea Cook David Zimmerman Mary Fedorowski Raquel Hung
Anthony Lewellen Eric Lee Max Unterhaslberger Reddor Santiago
Benjamin Stanley Erin Mckinley Michael Mcafee Rodney Duran
Brett Whitacre Fnnch Michelle Huang Shannon Kay
Britni Mara Jeese Hora Mike Lucas Steph Goehring
Carly Derec Jeremy Steffen Molly Z Touly Phia
Cristal Tucker Jesse Hora Nate Otto Zeb Arrington
Cristina Vanko Joe Miller Nic Fonte
Daniel Wilson Kalan Strauss

UPTOWN ART WEEKEND SPONSORS
Click here for SPONSORSHIP details.
Contact Greg Carroll at greg@nullexploreuptown.org with any questions.

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Neighbor for the Arts:

Buttercup Park Advisory Council

 


 

Thank you to our 2021 Annual Sponsors!

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