Chicago’s beloved Art in the Park event is returning to its original proceedings having been reworked to an at-home event in 2020.
Last year organizers persevered through the pandemic and ensured Art on the Park would go ahead in some shape or form by arranging a huge giveaway distributing 1,000 art kits to local families. With the theme of “reimagining community” families were invited “to create a vision of the community they’d like to see” from home. The kits included supplies such as brushes, paints, canvases, and more that would usually be available at the in-person event as well as the first-ever “Art in the Park” coloring book.
This year the popular event is returning to its former glory at Unity Park on July 31st and organizers have set the theme as “taking care of each other.” There will be a vaccination clinic administering first shots and an office where people can be set up appointments for their follow-up shots in addition to all the usual arts and crafts. Masks will need to be worn while participating in this year’s Art in the Park.
As with previous years both art supplies and refreshments will be provided on-site.
A release from United Park Advisory Council read “make plans to join us on the 31st* when Unity Park (2636 N Kimball) will become an open-air art studio with artists of all ages and skill levels coming together to create art! The best part is that the event is FREE and materials will be provided. In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, August 1st at Unity Park, 10 am – 2 pm”
Unity Park Advisory Council is currently seeking volunteers to help set up this year’s event. Anybody interested can email Rosita De La Rosa, the Unity Park organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org!