Wednesday June 20 3:03 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Five new sculptures in Wicker Park & Bucktown neighborhoods for Chicago Sculpture Exhibit 2018

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The titles and locations of the sculptures are:

· Andrew Aravantes’ Seeking Shelter in Wicker Park, at the corner of Damen Avenue and Wicker Park Avenue

· Jacob Burmood’s Depth of Form at the Western Blue Line entrance near the corner of Milwaukee Avenue

· Richard Taylor’s Caressed by The Moon in front of the 606 entrance on the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Leavitt Street

· Nathan Pierce’s Homespun at the corner of North Avenue and Honore Street

· Nathan Pierce’s Sweet Pea in Walsh Park

“With these new sculptures, we’re honoring the long tradition of public art in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods,” says WPB SSA #33 Commission Chair Brent Norsman. “Supporting public art is part of our ongoing placemaking and beautification programs, which help keep the neighborhoods vibrant year-round.”

The Chicago Sculpture Exhibit (CSE) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to bring art to people. CSE exhibits large-scale public art on a temporary basis, with sculptures displayed in the public way throughout Chicago neighborhoods, allowing people to encounter art without going to a museum. For more information, visit www.chicagosculptureexhibit.org.

Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33, one of more than 50 business improvement districts in the City of Chicago, is administered by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and led by a volunteer Commission of SSA taxpayers approved by 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno, 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins and 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack. From community grants, festival support and public art to street cleaning, landscaping and neighborhood ambassador programs, WPB SSA #33 contributes to the economic development and vitality of the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.wickerparkbucktown.org.

Image credits (l-r): Jacob Burmood’s Depth of Form, Nathan Pierce’s Homespun, Nathan Pierce’s Sweet Pea and Richard Taylor’s Caressed by The Moon.