CHICAGO (CBS) — After a year’s absence due to the pandemic, the Artists of the Wall Festival is taking shape again at Loyola Beach in Rogers Park.
The tradition dates back to 1993, when a group of Rogers Park neighbors decided to begin painting a 600-foot-long seawall with community art after gangs kept tagging it with graffiti.READ MORE: Judge Bars Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara From Encouraging Officers To Defy City's Vaccine Mandate
The event is held on Father’s Day weekend every year, with the idea of having a family-oriented even that would bring out the whole community. Music and kids’ activities are part of the event.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Chilly Tonight, Sunny And Cool Weekend
The theme for this year’s Artists of the Wall Festival is Poetic Painting.MORE NEWS: Sky Cruise To 86-50 Win Over Mercury, Take 2-1 Lead In WNBA Finals
All the art will remain up through next May, when it’s whitewashed to make room for a of creations.