Category: Chicago

Event of the season — "Paint It Up Art Weekend"

There are many reasons to explore a gem like Uptown (think art, food, architecture, and rich history). I recently explored the art scene in Uptown, as the murals are abundant and flourishing. I started at the Clifton Street Art Gallery to see the new additions since my last visit. The gallery offers a nice variety of... Read more »

Buckingham Fountain is closed, but Buck's Four Star Grill is serving

I have imbibed at home for so long I almost forgot how to do it in public. The first place I decided to get acclimated to society was Buck’s Four Star Grill at Buckingham Fountain. I’m only willing to publicly indulge my favorite beverage outside, and the outdoor seating areas at Buck’s are well-suited to... Read more »

Taking Chicago by storm — one yarn bomb at a time

I bet most people could come up with at least ONE thing they have enjoyed during the stay at home order. Perhaps working in your PJs. Day drinking (I’m not complaining about cracking open a beer on my patio before 5 PM). Not fighting traffic to get to work. For me, I have enjoyed the... Read more »
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Meet Artist Valeria Terrazas

I came across a post in the Logan Square community group from an artist looking to share her work. Being the art enthusiast that I am, I wanted to help get the word out. Since our current method of contact is through the internet, I initially connected with her on Instagram. Valeria was amenable to... Read more »

Calling all Artists — Free Assistance

A valuable proposal has come to my attention and I’m here to share it. Austin Hutchison, the developer behind MASA, is offering assistance to all artists and creatives. Free Online Store Set-up “I’m hoping to help artists who want to sell their artwork online but don’t know how. During this time when activities like gallery... Read more »

A Pipeworks Quarantine Mission

Can we all agree that beer and memes of Lori Lightfoot are saving us at the moment? I’m on a mission to see how many beers I can drink from Pipework Brewing during the Corona Virus quarantine. Thank the beer gods for liquor stores and curbside pick-up. Their beer is so damn good! Pipeworks brews beer... Read more »
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Grab a Growler at Motor Row Brewing

During this time of quarantine and self-distancing, there are still ways to help local breweries. I visited Motor Row Brewing before this dreadful crisis kicked in, but let me begin by sharing that the brewery will continue to sell growlers from 12-1 pm Monday through Friday. The staff suggests calling before you head over at 312-624-8149.... Read more »

Lacuna Lofts — an art lover's utopia

Lacuna Lofts offers unparalleled event and commercial space; however, in my opinion, it’s an art lover’s utopia. I could spend hours upon hours appreciating the art and concocting ways to live here permanently despite having no artistic ability. The artwork This enormous structure is bursting at the seams with art inside and out. The art... Read more »

Pub Royale — come for the food, stay for the beer

I enjoy surprises, particularly favorable ones. I found out about Pub Royale while perusing places to eat near Fatpour before the Revolution Brewing party in January. Little did I know this Indian/British establishment is a beer lover’s paradise. That ambience though Upon entry, I was welcomed and immediately took in all the grandeur. There are many... Read more »
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Stroll the Clifton Avenue Art Gallery

Clifton Avenue is a narrow thoroughfare directly off Broadway Street near the Wilson CTA stop in the diverse and lively Uptown neighborhood. The avenue has become engaging and multicolored thanks to a bunch of talented artists. Looking for new artists The Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery is an outdoor arts destination featured in a one-block... Read more »