Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Pop-Up Art Loop

Last month, Scott and I visited the awesome city of Chicago.

Like most cities these days, they have a plethora of empty storefronts in the downtown area. It's sad, but just like Boston, they are appealing to artists to pretty things up.

The Pop-Up Art Loop transforms empty storefronts throughout the Chicago Loop area.

Not only are there pop-up art galleries with regular business hours like the one pictured above, but there are installations viewed by the public through the glass windows like the pictures below.

And of course, they force little cute kids to stand in windows and smile at the public as any great city does.

About this picture: These kids had the most pouty sourpusses on their faces until I took my camera out...I think they were in a time-out.

I am in love with Chicago, I encourage you to visit if you can. Don't even get me started on the architecture...that will be a different blog post!


Ann Gorbett said...

Thanks Nancy for sharing these great photos of Chi town! Reminds me I need to visit again ASAP.

Michael said...

Thanks Nancy for the shout-out about Pop-Up Art Loop. We've transformed 16 locations (past and current) with over 40 exhibitions featuring over 100 artists.

It's always a pleasure when locals and visitors alike are appreciative of this project!

My best,

Michael D. Perry
Programming Project Coordinator
Chicago Loop Alliance

nancyrosetta said...

Thanks Michael!
I'm so excited that you visited my tiny little blog! This blog post was posted to the Boston Handmade blog today 11/16/10 which has a MUCH larger following.
Please stop by there if you get a chance www.bostonhandmade.blogspot.com
I love what you are doing for your city and the arts!