Stop, Look, Enjoy, Art Is All Around Us.

When walking through the park the other day, seeing the delightful artwork of children, I was reminded of a post that I published about a year and half ago.

It was that type of day, late this morning, Friday, April 13th, when I had to escape the studio, go for a walk, breathe in the spring air and enjoy the sun.  No need to be superstitious.

I headed out of the studio, across Milwaukee Avenue, down Damen Avenue, straight to Wicker Park and there, by chance, discovered some delightful works of art. They were not pretentious or insulting. They contained no political messages. They were not the work of vandals. The art was perfect for a spring morning, colorful, expressive and playful, the work of children.


Many people walking through the park, earplugs firmly in place, playing with their smart phones, missed these beautiful extemporaneous pieces of art. This is sad; because, with spring showers, winds, foot traffic, this art will vanish. Hopefully, these artists will come back to continue their delightful work.


Art is all around us. All we have to do is stop, take a moment, look and enjoy.

Author: Rees

I am a Chicago artist, painter and visual poet.

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