Tonight is the Second Saturday Gallery Night, when the many art galleries in Highland Park open their doors to the public. Hipsters will be mingling around York down Avenue 50 and along Fig. Put on your scarves and blazers and join in on the fun.
BUT…my hipster gringos take note the real ART in Highland Park can be seen anytime for FREE just by taking a walk or hopping on your fixie. Yes STREET ART mis amigos!
The walls of Highland Park have long been home to some of the city’s most vibrant murals. While out tonight keep your eyes open for the ART that exists outside of gallery walls.
One of the best open air galleries lives in the Alley across from the Highland Theater.
This Alleyway Gallery contains living and breathing street art done by the locals here in HP. Here’s a sampling of the latest exhibition.
Head through the Alley and you come to a parking lot that has all its surfaces covered in color.
Totally take advantage of the free wine and snacks the galleries will be offering up, then sneak out to the streets where the real ART will be happening.