CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago’s North Side just added a new destination for summer fun.
The new Ainslie Arts Plaza in Lincoln Square, at Lincoln, Western and Ainslie is now open. Friday, 40th Ward alderman Andre Vasquez cut the ribbon to open the colorful streetscape.READ MORE: City Not Issuing Timely Speed Cam Warning Tickets, Costing Drivers: 'No Time For Me To Change My Behavior'
Friday morning, the Plaza hosted a makers’ market with print makers, bakers, crafters and artisans from neighborhood businesses selling their designs.READ MORE: 2 Boys, Ages 14 And 15, Shot And Wounded In Hyde Park
They hope to make it a fun place for people to gather, a gateway to the Lincoln Avenue North Arts District.MORE NEWS: 2 Illinois Residents, Dave Wiersma And Dawn Frankowski, Charged In Jan. 6 Capitol Breach
Plaza managers are working on plans with the Davis Theatre to show movies there this summer.