The largest permanent digital art projection in the world will illuminate the riverwalk once again!
It’s that time of the year when Chicago begins to emerge from the winter months and many of the city’s most beloved spring events begin returning. One of the lights at the end of the tunnel every year comes in the form of artistic projections on the 2.5-acre river-façade of the Merchandise Mart. It has been several months since Chicago has been treated to the stunning art spectacles but now after some spellbinding displays last year, Art on the MART is about to return for its 2022 run.
On April 9 at 8:30 pm, Art On The MART will fire up all 34 digital projectors for its Spring 2022 Program and once again breathe life into the 25-story-tall face of the Merchandise Mart. This time the new program features the premiere of two climate change-themed projections presented in partnership with Shedd Aquarium.
According to the Art on the MART website, these projections will include ‘Choral,’ a piece spotlighting marine life, by Marlena Novak and Jay Yim which will run alongside ‘Floe’ by Carrie Hanson, which features contemporary dance company The Seldoms, and marks the first of Art on theMART’s Year of Chicago Dance projections.
The 30-minute shows will run twice nightly at 8:30 pm and 9 pm from April 9 through June 29 for the 2022 Spring Program.
The best viewpoints are from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk between Wells and Franklin Streets. For those who prefer to view it from home, there will be a live stream of the launch on the Art on the Mart’s Facebook page.
[Featured image from Art on the Mart]