Art In Greektown – 2017 Is The Year of Public Art in Chicago
It’s the height of summer, meaning it’s the perfect time to take a stroll along Halsted Street and check out the many street enhancements and art initiatives that have been taking place in Greektown. Street light poles have been restored and updated with LED fixtures, 17 hanging flower baskets were installed, along with new banners to add vivid color to the community. 2017 is the Year of Public Art in Chicago and Greektown Chicago has certainly embraced the theme.
In addition to the newly installed sculpture “Flight Path” by Chicago artist Michael Young, the “Brushing Up on Aristotle” street art has launched. The street art posters & quotes from Aristotle can now be seen in many business windows along Halsted. Visitors will be delighted by the variety of artworks featured on the posters – the creations of some 30 distinguished Chicago artists. Stay tuned for a special children’s book, An Art Walk Through Chicago’s Greektown, slated to be finalized in mid-July! Excitement is building for the ten dinghy sculptures that will soon line Halsted in the next few weeks. The dinghies have been molded and now local artists are bringing their vision and creativity to these sculptures. Keep an eye out for these beautiful works of art!