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The Art Institute of Chicago’s Project Windows contest is returning this summer, and businesses in Beverly/Morgan Park are invited to participate!

Starting in June, the AIC will exhibit works from Georgia O’Keeffe’s early years in 1920s New York, entitled “My New Yorks.” O’Keeffe lived in a newly constructed high rise at the time, and much of her work was a conversation between the natural world and urban landscape. This exhibit will run from June 2 to September 22 and the AIC will be promoting the exhibit in traditional ways, and also through their annual Project Windows contest.

Project Windows will encourage Chicagoans to “See her New York in our Chicago.” The contest aims to bring art to neighborhoods, with the AIC partnering on design and installation, if desired, for window displays that reflect their summer exhibit. Decorate windows by the end of June for judging that occurs in July. The contest ceremony will occur in August, and ideally windows would be decorated for the duration of the summer exhibition.

This year, AIC has partnered with Choose Chicago (Chicago’s tourism arm) to offer $500 sponsorships to businesses that want to participate but don’t have the funding to do so. Details about Project Windows and how to apply for funding will be shared in the following informational sessions offering via Zoom:

Tuesday, March 19, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 pm
Thursday, March 28, 10:30 am

Register for info. session View Presentation

Property owners: Do you have a vacant storefront that you are willing to display art in? Let us know! We can connect you to Project Windows and determine how they can assist.

For more information about project windows, visit their Instagram page or email Stanley Smith.