Site-Specific Installations & Other Events
Various locations in the WAC
Artist and Craftsman Supply Chicago (12-5pm)
828 S. Wabash
Stop by the Artists and Craftsman store for free caricature drawings, raffles, goodies and get a 15% discount off your purchase. Just mention you are a Manifest or Big Walls attendee!
Portrait Project (1-8pm)
Various storefront locations along Wabash Avenue
Columbia College Illustration students showcase original portraits, profiling people who live, work, study, and visit the Wabash Arts Corridor.
Flying Creatures (1-8pm)
Sculpture Garden, 11th and Wabash
Come see the unveiling of the first Flying Creatures prototype! Flying Creatures is a series of kinetic street sculptures that will live sculptural trees, created by artist George Berlin, along Wabash Avenue. Visit fantastical flying creatures created by Harold Washington Library’s YOUmedia students in partnership with Columbia alumnus, Erin Cramer, and then make and take a creature of your own!
Big Balls by Team Agora (1-8pm)
Various locations along Wabash Avenue
Giant white golf balls and tees will adorn the planters of Wabash in this yarn bombing exhibition. Curated by Columbia alum and staff member, Kari Sommers.
onSITE 2016 (8:30pm)
900 – 916 S. Wabash
onSITE 2016 is a large scale architectural projection event that showcases video art, experimental film and projection mapping. The program explores the potential of media interventions to shape our perception of the built environment and highlight the social context of architecture. This year’s screening will include work produced by Columbia College undergraduate, graduate and faculty and will feature a selection of curated video art from the curators of Video Guerhilla in Brazil.
Interactive Projection Sculpture (7-10pm)
820 S. Michigan, Loading Dock
Artist George Berlin’s interactive projection sculpture lights up 3 huge hearts and over 150 cubes with fun pixel-art faces, candy-colored animation, and whimsical cartoony images of memories from growing up in Chicago.
Wanderer Opening Reception (6-9pm)
Elephant Room Gallery, 704 S. Wabash
Focused on her personal take of moments of feeling free and at peace, WAC Big Walls artist Zor Zor Zor transforms the intimate space of Elephant Room Gallery into a vision seen in the back of her mind. Creating a light and airy dreamscape, yet with an unknown universal heaviness at the core, she explores the space, centering it between fantasy and reality. The exhibition is honed in around a sculpted character, who adventurously roams the streets with wonder, awe and curiosity, and transitions into new stages in life, whether prepared or not but freely flowing and blissfully accepting all that surrounds it.
Chicago Loop Alliance ACTIVATE Event (5-10pm)
205 e. 8th Street. The alley running North/South between 8th and 9th street.
ACTIVATE transforms iconic Loop alleys into pop-up urban experiences. Combining the talents of Chicago’s most creative minds, the events feature art, music, and more in unique urban settings.