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Scavenger Hunt Part of Chicago Artists Month Walking Tour of Logan Square

By Darryl Holliday | October 23, 2014 5:28am
 Chicago Detours will host a Logan Square art walk and scavenger hunt on Sunday.
Chicago Detours will host a Logan Square art walk and scavenger hunt on Sunday.
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Amanda Scotese

LOGAN SQUARE — Chicago Detours will host a Logan Square art walk and scavenger hunt on Sunday.

The scavenger hunt, in conjunction with Azimuth Projects, is slated as part of Chicago Artists Month and will feature a walking tour of of Logan Square combined with visits to artists’ studios and galleries.

The Logan Square Art Walk and Visual Scavenger Hunt begins at Autotelic Studios near Armitage and Sacramento avenues and ends at Azimuth Projects, near The Eagle monument. The walk is limited to 22 guests and will visit the Autotelic Studios apartment gallery, a mobile exhibition space called “Trunk Show," the Comfort Station and the Azimuth Projects apartment gallery.

In between gallery stops on the walk, Amanda Scotese of creative tour company Chicago Detours will lead guests in a visual scavenger hunt, giving them a series of abstract and close-up photos of landscape features. The first to notice the object will win the prize of a small original artwork from an artist featured at one of the exhibitions.

Scotese will then share ideas, writings or stories connected to the identified architectural or natural object.

Chicago Detours collaborated with Azimuth Projects to design the art walk within the Chicago Artists Month’s 2014 theme of “Crossing Borders.” This special, one-time only experience will address the borders of anything from physical barriers, such as those within neighborhood landscapes, to more conceptual barriers of sound, culture, skin and cuisine. 

En route through the neighborhood to the next gallery stop, the group will hit Trunk Show, a mobile art show displayed from a 1999 green Ford Taurus filled with limited-edition artists bumper stickers.

The group will then stop at Comfort Station to view large-scale pieces set up inside the historic interior of the Comfort Station.

The 3-hour art walk and tour kicks off at Autotelic Studios, 1856 N. Richmond Ave. It will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and costs $25, including original art prizes, visits to galleries, the tour, commentary, refreshments and special gifts. The walk ends at 2704 N. Whipple St. at Azimuth Projects, where guests can have their hair braided on a first-come, first-served basis for a $10 donation.

Tickets can be reserved at www.chicagodetours.com.

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