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Ideas in Motion: Art on Track

By Ana Bolotin in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 29, 2008 6:30PM

2008_08_29_art.jpgWhen local arts advocates Salvo and Lethal Poetry, Inc. found a way to convert an 8-car CTA train into a bonafide arts space, Art on Track was born. After lots of toiling and planning, Salvo and LP are putting the fruits of their labor on display as Art on Track takes to the Orange line tomorrow night from 6pm to 10pm.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, hop on at the Adams and Wabash El platform and spend a little time taking in some of the finest works from the Flat Iron Artist Group, Peter Jones Gallery, The Silver Room Gallery, Colibri Studio/Gallery, and Quenect 4 Gallery. But this isn’t just some rinky-dink peek-a-boo kind of art show: three staff members will be aboard each car, sharing info on the artists / displays and making sure the art stays in place.

The train will circle the Loop for four hours, but the four designated stops on the ride mean you can basically come and go as you please. The event costs $5; pay at the door or buy your tickets online.