Friday, August 29, 2008

This is Too Cool to Wait for Monday

Via the CTA Tattler, an Orange Line train filled with are will be circling the loop Saturday. You can ride for $5. The juried exhibition in an “8 car train converted into a mobile gallery” will run from 6-10 p.m. as part of Art on Track.  (Enter at Adams and Wabash; handicap entrance at Washington and Wells.) Tickets are available at the entrance or online. Each car will have people to inform and discuss the work on display.


Art on Track is from Salvo, a “think tank of artists who have recognized a gap between the broader public body and the artistic community.” Their mission, the website states is, “to provide Chicago artists the means to exhibit work unconventionally…to redefine the public’s role in the arts irreversibly.”


I think this is super cool. From the standpoint of an artist, the exposure to billions of people sounds like a phenomenal opportunity. From the standpoint of a rider, I’m jealous this isn’t available in DC or Baltimore. Let’s work on that, people! (Can we get a Christmas train, too?)

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