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A Hybrid Event with Virtual and In Person Elements:

September 25 - October 3, 2020

 

*Self Guided Public Art Tours*

*By Reservation Shopping & Dining*

*Art Featured within Small Businesses*

*Virtual Art and Design Programming*

#WestTownArtWalk

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The Event is free, but we ask that you please donate so the West Town Chamber can continue to support small businesses!

 
 

West Town Art Walk Map

Where: The West Town Art Walk takes place inside of West Town Businesses (virtually or in person) within the West Town Chamber of Commerce Service Area (Halsted to Kedzie, Hubbard to Division.) 
WhenFrom September 25th to October 3rd. Times and Dates at each participant location will vary. Appointments may be necessary. 
HowUse the map below or click this link to explore West Town! Review the participants on this website, plan out your stops & events, make your reservations, and go! Take pics of all the fun while exploring West Town and post to social media with #WestTownArtWalk and #WestTownMurals while you enjoy our self-guided public art walking tour!
Please note that the map is best viewed in a browser (on desktop or mobile), not the Google Maps App.

West Town Public Art

Start practicing your face mask smeyes and get ready to snap some sweet #WestTownMurals selfies during your #WestTownArtWalk self-guided Public Art Walking Tour!

  1. Follow the map above to check out our public art pieces in person

  2. Snap a selfie with the piece and post to social media

  3. Tag #WestTownMurals, #WestTownArtWalk, and @WestTownChicago

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West Town Art Walk Schedule

Friday, September 25
  • Catherine Edelman Gallery

    • Virtual Artist Talk: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Omar Imam, and Rubén Martín de Lucas from 12-1PM

    • Join Catherine Edelman Gallery via Zoom for a live conversation between artists Keliy Anderson-Staley, Omar Imam, and Rubén Martín de Lucas, who are all featured in the exhibition "What is Home?". The artists will be discussing their work as it relates to the concept of home. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask the artists questions as well. This event is free, but RSVP is required to access Zoom information. 

    • Registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-talk-keliy-anderson-staley-omar-imam-ruben-martin-de-lucas-tickets-116668052285

  • ARC Educational Foundation

    • ARC Gallery will be open from 3-7pm and will feature artist Bryana Bibbs' "Power Trip" Exhibition and "Reality & Art" group exhibition.​

Saturday, September 26
  • Catherine Edelman Gallery

    • Virtual Gallery Tour from 10-11AM 

    • Director Juli Lowe will be giving a virtual tour of the exhibition "What is Home?" while discussing the work of the artists in the show, which includes Keliy Anderson-Staley, Omar Imam, and Rubén Martín de Lucas. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask the director questions about the artwork as well as questions regarding the gallery in general.

    • This event is free and will be held over Instagram Live at @edelmangallery 

  • Mara Baker

    • Open house of "Chameleon Blind" at 1821 W Chicago Ave from 3-5PM

    • Masks required, limited to 3 guests at a time.

  • Dynamic Salon Studios

  • Neighborly

    • Live Painting by Mary Fedorowski from 12-4.
    • The painting will be raffled off with 50% of the proceeds benefiting local arts organization SkyArt
  • Design Inc.​
    • ​Featured artist Chris Drenth will be at Design Inc (1317 W Grand Ave) on Saturday, September 26th from 12:30 – 2:00PM.
Saturday, October 3
  • Catherine Edelman Gallery

    • In-Person Gallery Tour with Juli Lowe from 10-11AM

    • Director Juli Lowe will be giving a private tour of the exhibition "What is Home?" while discussing the work of the artists in the show, which includes Keliy Anderson-Staley, Omar Imam, and Rubén Martín de Lucas. This tour is free and is limited to 10 people. Registration is required. Physical distancing guidelines will be followed, and all visitors are required to wear a face mask to enter the gallery.   

    • Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-tour-with-director-juli-lowe-tickets-116642257131

  • Mara Baker

    • Open house of "Chameleon Blind" at 1821 W Chicago Ave from 3-5PM

    • Masks required, limited to 3 guests at a time.

  • ARC Educational Foundation

    • ARC Gallery will be open from 12-4pm and will feature artist Bryana Bibbs' "Power Trip" exhibition and ARC Gallery Members' Exhibition "Still Here".​

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West Town Art Walk F.A.Q.

Where is the West Town Art Walk located?

Throughout the West Town Chamber of Commerce service area (Division to Hubbard, Halsted to Kedzie). Checkout the map above to view participating businesses. Please note that this year’s event has both virtual and in-person elements, depending on each participating business.

 

Is the West Town Art Walk in person?

It’s a hybrid event this year with in person and virtual elements. 

 

Where does the Art Walk start?

This year there will be no "headquarters" or printed map. Digital maps, schedule, local specials and participants list will be available online, at this very website. The 2020 event is taking place over ten days and you can start and end your experience online or in person wherever and whenever you like.

 

COVID-19 Safety Precautions 

Please wear masks and follow COVID-19 safety guidelines for anything in person. This event is purposely spread out over ten days to accommodate social distancing and allow for enough time to check out the self-guided activities and reservation-only gallery viewings.

 

Is there parking?

There is no street closure for West Town Art Walk and plenty of street parking. There are no designated parking areas.

Is there a cost for attendance or suggested donation?

No. Attendance is free. We are asking for a $10 donation to help support the West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce so we can continue to bring you events in the future. 

 

Can I bring my dog?

Due to the nature of the event this year, we recommend you only bring your pet for the self-guided public art walking tour. #WestTownMurals

More questions? Please contact the West Town Chamber of Commerce. 312-850-9390 info@westtownchamber.org.

 

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1819 W. Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

312-850-9390

info@westtownchamber.org

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