Sunday, October 5, 2014

Art Round Trip On Howard Street

David Kogan

Vacant storefronts have been transformed into temporary art galleries on Howard. Roman Susan today officially opens an outpost on the furthest north commercial strip of Chicago.

Rogers Park's shoreline is prominently on display. It has inspired many local artists and photographers including Vivian Maier. If you're checking out the art fest today Howard should be your first stop. Especially if you're coming up north. Really you have no choice in the matter. North bound "L" trains are now bypassing Jarvis and Morse. So come visit the north pole. Grab a coffee and donut at Sol Cafe and check out Roman Susan's annex. Grand opening is noon today.

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1 comment:

Lotsa Cats said...

Many years ago when I grew up in Rogers Park during the 60's and mid 70's most of the businesses on Howard held a poster contest with artwork of the children of Gale School during October. The theme of course was Halloween. A lot of the stores participated. That was the days of Woolworth's, Reid's Bootery, The Howard Theater when it had first run movies. I think this art show is a good thing, just a shame that some of these storefront windows would otherwise be empty.