Site-Specific Installations & Other Events
Various locations in the WAC
Artist and Craftsman Supply Chicago (12-5pm)
828 S. Wabash
Guests stopped by the Artists and Craftsman store for free caricature drawings, raffles, goodies and got a 15% discount off their purchase by mentioning they were a Manifest or Big Walls attendee!
Portrait Project (1-8pm)
Various storefront locations along Wabash Avenue
Columbia College Illustration students showcased original portraits, profiling people who live, work, study, and visit the Wabash Arts Corridor.
Flying Creatures (1-8pm)
Sculpture Garden, 11th and Wabash
Participants saw the unveiling of the first Flying Creatures prototype! Flying Creatures is a series of kinetic street sculptures that will live in sculptural trees, created by artist George Berlin, along Wabash Avenue. Participants visited fantastical flying creatures created by Harold Washington Library’s YOUmedia students in partnership with Columbia alumnus, Erin Cramer, and then made and took a creature of their own!
Big Balls by Team Agora (1-8pm)
Various locations along Wabash Avenue
Giant white golf balls and tees adorned 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 was a large scale architectural projection event that showcased video art, experimental film and projection mapping. The program explored the potential of media interventions to shape our perception of the built environment and highlighted the social context of architecture. This year’s screening included work produced by Columbia College undergraduate, graduate and faculty and featured 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 lit 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 transformed 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 explored the space, centering it between fantasy and reality. The exhibition was honed in and around a sculpted character, who adventurously roamed the streets with wonder, awe and curiosity, and transitioned into new stages in life, whether prepared or not but freely flowing and blissfully accepting all that surrounded 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.