Art on theMART kicks-off in a big way

Art on theMART kicks-off in a big way

Art on the Mart may just be the World's largest canvas

The first-of-its-kind for Chicago--a curated series of digital artworks--will be projected across 2.5 acres of theMART’s exterior river-façade, creating the longest-running and largest permanent digital art projection in the world starting this Saturday.

According to Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCAS), the installation is anticipated to be as impactful as Cloud Gate, the Picasso and the Pilsen murals. 

View from the air

View from the air.

The kick-off event for Art on the Mart is this Saturday, September 29th at 6:30 pm. as part of EXPO ART WEEK that highlights the vast cultural and art opportunities that Chicago offers by bringing artists, collectors and visitors to Chicago for an event-filled week.

Here's what you need to know to go:

Beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m., Wacker Dr. between N. Wells St. and N. Franklin St. will be closed off to traffic to enable public viewing of the projections.

The art unveiling will begin at 7:15 p.m.

The installation can be viewed from the Riverwalk, Upper Wacker Drive (between Wells and Franklin) or by boat from the water.

In addition there will be a live DJ, food trucks and a Lantern Procession presented by Light Up My Arts (LUMA8).

Fireworks begin at 8:00 p.m.

After the launch, Art on the Mart, will be an ongoing event continuing every Wednesday through Sunday nights, each year from March through December. paschkecomp_1-0-00-23-24

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