Jul 272014

This summer the Wabash Arts Council is partnering with the renowned artist, Shepard Fairey, to bring four major street art installations to the South Loop Wabash Arts Corridor. Shepard is curator for Lollapalooza’s first-ever art show, Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, which will be housed in Block 37.  Shepard’s work focuses on street and public art and while seeking opportunities to bring public art to downtown Chicago.

Shepard Fairey at work on 9th and Wabash. @obeygiant

Shepard Fairey at work on 9th and Wabash. @obeygiant

Here is an update on this initiative:

  • There will be four, large-scale public art installations on four buildings in the WAC, including the south wall of the Warehouse Liquors building located at 634 S. Wabash and three Columbia buildings: the north wall of 916 S. Wabash; the north and west walls of 72 E. 11th; and the south wall of 33 E. Congress.
  • Shepard Fairey will be one of the artists showcased and his piece, scaling approximately 50’x50’, will live on the north wall of Columbia’s 916 S. Wabash.


Cleon Peterson's mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor

Cleon Peterson’s mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor

Jun 292014
Calling All South Loop Chefs!

Sign up now for the Whole Foods South Loop Chefs’ Demonstration Table at the Bash on Wabash   GSLA is committed to maintaining and improving the South Loop as a vibrant and diverse, inclusive community. One of the ways GSLA achieves this mission isthrough its Bash on Wabash, the South Loop’s premier annual street festival. This year’s Bash on Wabash will be held August 23-24, 2014, on South Wabash Avenue, approximately between 13th and 15th Streets. [...]

Jun 292014

Get your sweat on! Meet your neighbors, see the sights of the South Loop and Chicago’s beautiful lakefront and have some healthy fun at the 2014 Bash on Wabash, the South Loop’s premier street festival. Join Snap Fitness of Chicago-South Loop and the Greater South Loop Association for a 5K fitness run (not a race) on Saturday, August 23, or a 10 mile family bike ride on Sunday, August 24. Both depart from and return to the 2014 Bash on [...]