Experience all that Rogers Park’s thriving arts community has to offer at “Art Round Trip,” an inaugural tour of exhibitions, open studios, galleries and performances in Rogers Park this Sunday, October 13th, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
The tour is sponsored by the Rogers Park Arts Alliance, a consortium of individual artists, arts organizations and businesses in Rogers Park whose mission is to advance artistic engagement within our diverse community and promote Rogers Park as a leading destination for art in Chicago.
Start your tour at any “L” station in Rogers Park (Howard, Jarvis, Morse or Loyola), obtain a tour map from one of our “arts guides” and then walk, bike and/or ride the Red Line to dozens of locations throughout our neighborhood where the arts have come alive.
Take advantage of a five dollar discount on bike rentals offered byChainLinks, Loyola University’s student-run bicycle business. ChainLinks is located just inside the Loyola parking garage at 1100 W. Sheridan (at Winthrop). Pedicabs will also be available at the Morse “L” station where for a modest fee you can pedicab to your stops on the tour.
You can choose to see as much or as little as you’d like, but to capture the full flavor of the Rogers Park arts scene, here’s a suggested tour:
1. Visit the Loyola Avenue art galleries (Near the Loyola “L” Station):
Roman Susan Gallery
1224 W. Loyola
XORO Chicago Gallery
1228 W. Loyola
Edge Art Gallery
1230 W. Loyola
In addition to the work of professional artists, artwork of aspiring young artists from the Kilmer Elementary Schooland Sullivan High School and the Chicago Waldorf Schoolwill be on display at the Loyola Avenue galleries. And at 4:30, the Kilmer School drummers will perform.
2. Go north on Sheridan road past the Loyola “L” Station Plaza where the Circus Wheel Gymnists will be performing (weather permitting) (12 noon to 2:00 p.m.) and take a short side trip to the Bike Room Gallery, 1109 W. North Shore.
Then it’s on to Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan (at Pratt). While sipping some genuine Ethiopian coffee, enjoy live music, and once refreshed, move on to the Morse CTA stop.
3. Enjoy the visual and performing arts offered in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District:
6932 N. Glenwood
(Shaibiti drum circle performing from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.)
6934 N. Glenwood
4. If it’s before 2:00 p.m., stroll though the Glenwood Sunday Market (on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt) and purchase one of the many offerings of the market. Or stop at one of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District’s fine eateries and enjoy a sandwich and/or a beer and possibly take in some live music. Paintings, videos, and photographs will be displayed throughout.
6920 N. Glenwood
The Glenwood Bar
6962 N. Glenwood
1406 W. Morse
(full of art and open for this event)
The Heartland Cafe
7000 N. Glenwood
The Act One Pub
1328 W. Morse
1501 W. Morse
5. Ride your bike, walk, or take a pedicab over to theGreenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf, where artwork of over 80 area artists will be on display. Still looking for more? Head on over to Jarvis Square!
6. Enjoy the wonderfully intimate atmosphere of the Jarvis Square business district, especially:
1500 W. Jarvis
Taste Food & Wine
1506 W. Jarvis
R Public House
1508 W. Jarvis
Several of the windows in the Jarvis Square mini-mall will also be full of artwork. Be sure to look for works by student artists from the Chicago Math and Science Academy. Finally, head up to Howard Street for the final leg of your tour.
8. End your afternoon at Rogers Park’s newest edition to the coffee shop scene, Sol Cafe, 1615 W. Howard. Enjoy a delicious cup of “joe” and student performances and admire the artwork displayed on the walls of this unique venue, which hosts regular public events that support artistic expression.
So spend a leisurely afternoon this Sunday, October 13th, with the artists and art of Rogers Park, Chicago’s most exciting and eclectic arts community!