Chicago Art on Track
Art on Track transforms an eight-car CTA train into a spectacular exhibition for galleries and artists from all over Chicago, and beyond. Each train car will showcase unprecedented feats of creative dexterity by the artists and groups selected to re-imagine this every-day space. Situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, this melting pot of ideas and viewpoints reflects the rich diversity of the city itself, and promises work that will speak to every individual. It’s a fun event, so bring your friends, family, and art-nerd buddies. This year, Art on Track will run from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday August 7th.
Art on Track is produced by SALVO NFP, a non-profit group of Chicago artists and designers, dedicated to the empowerment of the visual arts. learn more about SALVO here.
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HOW TO GET ON THE TRAIN?
Boarding the train is simple. Entrance and ticket booths are located at both the Adams/Wabash and Washington/Wells CTA ‘L’ stations (Washington/Wells is handicap accessible). Once your ticket has been purchased, you will be given an official AoT wristband. Simply show your wristband at either of the official entrances, and you will be able to board Art on Track without paying the normal CTA fare.
Art on Track will make four stops on its circuit around the loop, allowing passengers enough time to switch cars. The train usually takes fifteen to twenty minutes per round trip, so viewing each train car once will take you about forty minutes in total. Of course, you are welcome to spend as much time aboard AoT as you like, and you are free to come back later in the evening.
(While Art on Track tickets grant access the ‘L’ Platform, and the ability to board the chartered Art on Track train, they do not replace regular CTA fare. The purchase of a CTA fare is required in order to ride any of the regularly scheduled CTA trains.)
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