Store was a short term retail space designed to experiement with cooperatively organized gallery space along the Avenue for the arts. Located in two vacent (now full) retail locations, Store existed for 9 months in 2011-2012….
The mural at 40 Weston (near the corner of S. Division and Weston) was created by a collaboration of local artists and headed by Tom Duimstra.
Mural at 106 South Division Created by students from UICA’s ArtWorks Youth Program
In 2011 Avenue for the Arts Resident Hugo Claudin organized an outdoor concert event series in Peckich Park.
Engaging community is essential. Each year the Avenue for the Arts creates a few different events intended to engage residents to create relationships and community spirit. Sometimes the events are potlucks sometimes they are pub nights….
To participate in the 2010 opener for Festival of the Arts, Avenue representatives created large paper mache heads to wear for the opening ceremonies. To see all of the pictures of the event click here.