It's opening night for the new 25-story-tall video installation that will be taking over the side of the Merchandise Mart. Art on theMart harnesses 34 digital projectors to create expansive moving images that will light up the side of the historic building. Don't expect the Chicago Riverwalk to turn into Times Square—the projections will be strictly limited to digital art, with "no branding, sponsorship credits or messaging."
Art on theMart's first screening will kick off at 7:15pm, showcasing a 35-minute video program followed by a one-minute pyrotechnics show. You'll be able to get the best views of the installation from Wacker Drive between Wells and Orleans Streets. Moving forward, you'll be able to see projections on the Merchendise Mart two hours a night, five days a week (Wednesday through Sunday) for ten months of the year (March through December).
|Venue name:||Riverwalk | Chicago, IL||Contact:|
runs along Wacker Dr and the south bank of the Chicago River
|Cross street:||from Franklin St to Lake Shore Dr|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Clark/Lake. Bus: 14, 20, 56, 60.|