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Sheridan Road High Rises Come Together For Unified Edgewater Art Show

Four local high rises are working together to coordinate four different art shows for the first annual Art Walk along Sheridan Road on Saturday, April 21. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Care For Real, Edgewater’s neighborhood food pantry.

The idea began with an art show held at the Edgewater Beach Apartments (5555 N Sheridan Road) over the last couple years. The success of the event got the attention of residents at the Park Tower Condominiums (5415 N Sheridan Road) who began to work on their own art show through the building’s social committee.

It was then that Sheldon Atovsky, who is on the Park Tower social committee, decided to call the Edgewater Beach Apartments for guidance. From there the creative juices began and the show blossomed into an organized effort between the two high rises in order to form a unified event.

“A number of the artists at Park Tower who went to EBA’s show started asking if they could have their own show,” said Atovsky. “Edgewater Beach Apartments was really friendly and forthcoming with information to help develop a show Here (Park Tower). It was then suggested that if Park Tower was able to get their show going, why don’t we do one together. We decided that was too good of an idea to let go.”

Atovsky contacted other buildings in the area and soon two other high rises joined the group: The Breakers at Edgewater Beach (5333 N. Sheridan) and The Admiral at the Lake (929 Foster). Together the four buildings are working together to create a robust show that will showcase the artwork of each building’s residents.

The artists will also be donating a portion of sales from the artwork to Care For Real, an organization who supplies food and goods to those Edgewater residents in need. According to Atovsky, Care For Real will take an active part in the event with a booth and volunteers.

“We are hoping the event will bring people to Edgewater,” said Atovsky about the goals for the show. “To bring people to the buildings who normally don’t see them, to see our resident’s get recognition for their artwork and to raise some necessary funds for Care For Real.”

People can stroll the four blocks between the buildings from Foster to Bryn Mawr and view the artwork between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event is free to the public.

 


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