Just a short post to let readers know that I am still here. I have to remind myself now and then of why I started this blog. One of the purposes is to write about connecting people with place — Milwaukee Avenue in this case — and to address the question of how to bring people to Milwaukee Avenue when the stores may not be enticing them. That’s what I’ve been doing, rather than writing.
Chicago Artists Month
The City of Chicago has deemed the month of October Chicago Artists Month. To be timely and take advantage of this city-wide focus, I am working to get Milwaukee Avenue merchants and property owners to agree to display art by local artists (and by artists whose subject matter is Logan Square) in their storefront windows for a couple of weeks in October.
I could use the help of readers in a couple of ways. First, if you know of Logan Square artists (whose work is primarily two-dimensional), please bring our attention to them here, and, if you know, let us know how to reach them via a website or gallery. (If you only have personal contact information, please direct them to this site and ask them to initiate the contact.) Even if they ultimately don’t participate, I’m sure they would love to have people know of their work and that people would love to know about them as well.
Second, I’m looking for a name to give to this, something a bit more clever than Milwaukee Avenue Gallery, something that might attract the attention of folks both in and outside the neighborhood. Any ideas?