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Vacant Blue Buddha Space On Granville To Remain Art-Focused With Chicago Mosaic School Opening


Photo: Chicago Mosaic School

With thirteen years under their belt, Blue Buddha Boutique at 1127 W. Granville Ave. in Edgewater sadly closed its doors earlier this year. The space suddenly had a void where an energetic arts and crafts focused group of people once assembled to both learn and create.

However, the storefront’s artistic past will continue on as another creative business will soon set up shop. In an statement put out be Alderman Harry Osterman today, he announced that Chicago Mosaic School will start making major renovations to the space soon and open its doors in the near future.

“After many months of working together with Mosaic School executive director Karen Ami and building owners Rae Ann and Bob Cecrle, we were able to recruit CMS to relocate to the former Blue Buddha Boutique space at 1127 W. Granville Ave,” said Osterman. “It will be another great addition to the vibrant arts community taking root along Granville.”

The business, which prides itself on being the only not-for-profit mosaic school outside of Italy and the first professionally focused school for classical and contemporary Mosaic Arts in the USA, offers a multitude of in-house classes for everyone from beginners to experts.

For eleven years Chicago Mosaic School has worked within their mission to advance education in classical and contemporary mosaic arts. Currently located at 1822 W Cuyler Ave., the school will soon bring both teachers and students from around the world to the Edgewater neighborhood.

Visit Chicago Mosaic School’s website.

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