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One of my favorite things about Chicago is how each neighborhood is so diverse & filled with rich personality, culture & art… Hyde Park (where my family lived at one point) is no exception!  The south side is home to world-renowned museums, art exhibits, ballet, hip-hop & restaurants.  Many great people have lived in Hyde Park & drawn from the inspiration from this community from U.S. President Barack Obama, Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow, Imagist painter Ed Paschke, and dozens of writers, musicians, & artists.

Two must-see events coming up this weekend in Hyde Park are Art Here, Art Now & Exploring the public art under Hyde Park’s viaducts

HyPa and the University of Chicago have teamed up to present Art Here Art now, which showcases five installations in storefront windows with a working artists.  It is their goal to stimulate interaction and curiosity between the artists and the public.  This event takes place at the corner of 53rd & Harper every Saturday afternoon in October.

Tomorrow, there will be a tour that features public arts on the walls of the viaducts between 47th and 57th streets.  The new installations will showcase the work of Margaret Burroughs, Terry Evans, John Himmelfarb and Calvin Jones as well as restored murals by William Walker and Olivia Gude. The tour is free for all & led by Jon Pounds, the Executive Director of the Chicago Public Art Group!

About HyPa:

The Hyde Park Alliance for Arts & Culture’s mission is to “cultural opportunities in the greater Hyde Park area of Chicago, showcase local cultural institutions and artists through community events, support arts in the larger Chicago community and promote the greater Hyde Park community as a vibrant and attractive cultural destination.”

HyPa is non-profit organization founded in 2009, and includes members & artists from all across the south-side, dedicated to enhancing Chicago’s South Side.

For more info & a list of their events visit:

One Response

  1. Emale

    I live there – it’s a great neighborhood! There’s an art exhibition today as well. check your DMs.


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