For one week, July 21-29, Lakeview’s banks, chiropractic clinics and insurance agencies will convert into pop-up art galleries as part of the second annual ART Lakeview event.
All along Lincoln and Southport Avenues, artists are busily hanging their work at places like The UPS Store, Custom Eyes and On The Route Bicycles. In total, 27 businesses and 30 artists, all local except one, are participating, according to Mary Kate West of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the event. Some businesses chose a specific artist to feature, other matches were made by a jury. (See guide below.)
The public is invited to pop into any of the ART Lakeview locations during regular business hours to view the artwork, and if you wind up sticking around for dinner or scheduling an appointment to have your neck realigned, well, that’s sort of the point. Most of the artwork, as you may have guessed, is for sale too.
The Chicago Photography Center, 3301 N. Lincoln Ave., is serving as a centralized gallery for the event, with many of the artists contributing a piece to display at CPC.
On Saturday, July 21, the Lincoln Avenue locations will host artist meet and greets, 3-5 p.m. Due to Summer on Southport, also occurring this weekend, the Southport artist meet and greets will be held July 28, also 3-5 p.m.