Posts in category "Chicago Neighborhoods"

Explore Your Creative Side This Weekend with FREE Workshops at Lillstreet

Explore Your Creative Side This Weekend with FREE Workshops at Lillstreet
Free Workshops at LillStreet. Are you looking to explore your creative side this weekend? Well, pack up the kids  or grab a friend and head over to Lillstreet and get your creative juices flowing with FREE workshops! Lillstreet opens its doors with a day of free, hands-on workshops for all ages! Spend just an hour with... Read more »

City of Big Shoulders and Bike Rentals

Good Afternoon Chicago. What a beautiful day for a bike ride. What? Don’t have a bike? That’s okay you can rent mine. Normally I’d just let you borrow it, but now I see that there is a market for bike rental in Chicago, you can’t borrow my bike anymore unless you fork over 5 bucks,... Read more »

Ravenswood's Lillstreet Develops Creativity in Chicago.

Ravenswood's Lillstreet Develops Creativity in Chicago.
Have you and your kids been itching to release some creativity into the world, but not sure where to get started? Are they ready to branch out from finger paints and crayons? Not sure where to start or what avenue of art making to strut your stuff? Well, I’ve found a place for you. I... Read more »
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Graffiti Gallery - Art on a Concrete Canvas? Part 2

As promised. Here is part 2 of the Graffiti Gallery. Mr. Green our resident documenter of all things pop-art and graffiti has really outdone himself. Feast your eyes on nearly 100 photos of Chicago’s glorious, full-color street-art images!!! I had a difficult time putting this gallery together because I didn’t want to leave any out! Maybe one... Read more »

Graffiti Gallery - Art on a Concrete Canvas? Part 1

Graffiti Gallery - Art on a Concrete Canvas? Part 1
Is Graffiti public art or just vandalism? I bet that there is some part of you that either cringes or smiles at the sight of graffiti. A spray-can masterpiece that jumps out at you – a shock of color that slaps you in the face – a hidden away message that makes you stop and think. Or maybe you stop and... Read more »

Urban Art Retreat - A Neighborhood's Creative Refuge in a Bleak and Hardened Inner City

Urban Art Retreat - A Neighborhood's Creative Refuge in a Bleak and Hardened Inner City
I am making an effort to step out of my comfort zone. It’s tough. I’ve been serving time in the ‘burbs for the past several years, raising a family in a relatively safe neighborhood. It’s by no means Mayberry, USA. But relative to parts of crime-riddled Chicago, you may call it “paradise”. At times (I must confess)... Read more »
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