21-Aug-17 More art has arrived on the Chicago Riverwalk. Four large paintings by Chicago artist Candida Alvarez are installed on the east side of Michigan Avenue.
Our Chicago Riverwalk is a premiere recreational area and as such, it deserves some of the best art, said Mark Kelly, commissioner of the citys Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
He says the artwork along the Riverwalk offers a uniquely Chicago experience.
Alvarez teaches painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work was recently featured in a solo exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center.
Dedicated on Friday, the paintings will be displayed through December.
The works are part of the Year of Public Art that blends art with various city departments. They include a fiberglass deer along the Riverwalk between Franklin and Lake Streets and the five-foot-tall Real Fake sculpture near the intersection of Wacker Drive & Wabash Avenue.