Albany Park Arts Festival
This spring, NRC began working with a group of artists, community members, local business owners, and other organizations in the neighborhood to organize the 1st Annual Albany Park Arts Festival. NRC was an advisor during the planning for the Fest, and also a connector to local resources. We hope many of you made it out to see the great performances, children’s painting project, and temporary art galleries set up in businesses. Thank you to Board Member Geoffrey Cooper-Stanton at Albank for partly sponsoring the Albany Park Arts Festival and helping to secure the parking lot next to our office building for vendors and performances.
Eager young artist collaborate at the Children's Art Project.
Art in Storefronts
Spring is in the air and art is in storefront windows! The availability of street level storefronts in the Albany Park Business District presents a unique opportunity for a mutually beneficial relationship between artists and building owners by turning open storefronts into temporary art installations.
Working with the endorsement of the office of 33rd Ward Alderman Richard Mell, State Representative Deborah Mell (40th District), and the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce, the North River Commission is using this opportunity to connect with schools, local artists, and businesses to revitalize our retail district and attract potential new businesses!
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Dresses made by Mather High School art students from recycled materials spruce up 3140 W. Montrose
Action Silhouettes created by Albany Park Multicultural Academy students and paintings by local artist Ashley McAllister stop traffic at 4730 N. Kimball.
A passerby checks out the new installation at 3506 W.Montrose. Art by Joshua Lemmer and Mather High School Honors Art students.
Albany Park Chamber of Commerce President, Andrew Levin, enjoys the woven "Lifeline Project" created by Mather High School Honors Art Students currently on display in his property at 3410 1/2 W. Montrose.