Archive for October 2021

An Albany Park Experience

An Albany Park Experience
I discovered this community from attending the Albany Park World Fest when it was being held many years ago (can someone bring it back?). What a great cultural experience this was, thanks to the outstanding music lineup, ethnic food stands, and people. The festival made me fall in love with this eclectic neighborhood, so it’s a... Read more »

Sip while browsing the art

Sip while browsing the art
I can’t help but smile when I enter Your Happy Place Liquors. I feel instant joy seeing works of art by local artists throughout, along with a splash of yellow walls. There are other goods from artists for sale, like sticker packs. The owners have an appreciation for the arts, and it shows. And, who... Read more »

Rockford gets CRE8IV

Rockford gets CRE8IV
I was thrilled when I heard about an annual mural festival that Go Rockford puts on. After seeing photos on Instagram, I booked a day trip to the “City of Gardens.” Bonus points for most of the murals being within walking distance of one another. Three Chicago-based artists have contributed including Stuk One, Sam Kirk,... Read more »
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A Blue Moon Samhain Bash

A Blue Moon Samhain Bash
The wow factor was high upon catching sight of the Blue Moon Art Gallery and Healing Spa in person. I invited myself over for a tour after seeing many artists post their work from here. The gallery and healing spa are within a private residence in the Albany Park neighborhood. Owners Seven and Ella created... Read more »