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Artists in Motion in NY Times

The New York Times Chicago report published an article today about the Artists in Motion program here in Edgewater. The Chicago report features coverage of public affairs, culture, lifestyle and sports in the region and is produced by the Chicago News Cooperative, a non-profit news organization.
From the NY Times article:

As the recession takes its toll on retailing, empty storefront windows throughout the Chicago area are turning into “pop-up” art galleries, the result of an opportune alignment of interests among artists, landlords and chambers of commerce.

The temporary galleries, which have also sprung up in New York, Paris and other cities, provide a showcase for many artists at a time when conventional galleries are closing or struggling to survive. Although the trend does not signal a sudden cultural awakening among business owners, many of them consider the displays preferable to papered-over or blacked-out windows.

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