Artrageous Art Walk

This weekend a few Chicago Painters and Artists‘ members explored the Artrageous art walk.

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Our meeting point at Hanig’s Slipper Box had two mixed media dimensional pieces.

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Gone but Not Forgotten assemblage piece by Shel Beugen

It was a chilly overcast day, but the rain stayed away and entering the various stores helped us stay warm.

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 Vision, oil on bark paper, by Dafina Castro at KC Chocolatier

It was good to see my Swift Swallowtails again.

Maike's Marvels

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Swift Swallowtails encaustic collage by Maike’s Marvels

You can vote for them online or text CSLP 042 to 32075.

Not all art work is inside, some are displayed in the store windows.

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Lake Splash, oil on canvas, by Rob Waters at Potbelly Sandwich Works

Country Girl by Bonnie Donaghy

We discovered numerous fashionable stores, and were tempted to shop here and there.

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Pink and White Tulips and Daylilies, oil on canvas, by Winifred Godfrey at Akira

Nest Furniture gave us a tour of their resident artist, who is also part of Artrageous.

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Art work by Rebecca Plotnick for sale at Nest Furniture

John Kane at the Basil Leaf Cafe

Clark street is also full of eateries.  I had my first empanada.

Vapiano’s is on my list to revisit for its food.

Dance Hall Girls, black ink on white paper, by Andrew Krueger at Vapiano

We also sampled savory treats at the Meatloaf Bakery.

Some stores had lovely permanent art work as well, or a gallery of work by an artist.

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Triumphant Spirits #1, Joy, acrylic, by Barbara Edwards

Sculptural pieces are represented as well. The concluding event with art making and food demonstrations is this Saturday, May 5, and voting ends at 4 p.m. that day. The Artrageous Awards Ceremony will take place  from 5 to 6 p.m. at 557 W. Diversey Parkway.

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 Gut Reaction, Silk Shibori by Deborah Hirschfield

After viewing more art we ended our outing at the Austrian Bakery.

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It was a lovely afternoon, followed by an evening at PerficalSense with Kim Bernard.

This artful life is so much fun.


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