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Southport Low-Line Plaza Hosts Beatles-Inspired Art Installation Thursday

By Jessica Cabe | October 26, 2017 1:01pm
 The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is going all-out Thursday to celebrate another Low-Line Market season by hosting a one-night-only interactive art installation. 
The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is going all-out Thursday to celebrate another Low-Line Market season by hosting a one-night-only interactive art installation. 
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LAKEVIEW — The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is going all-out Thursday to celebrate another Low-Line Market season by hosting a one-night-only interactive art installation. 

Four new art panels at the Southport Plaza at the Brown Line stop will be unveiled at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and the one-night installation, named "Octopus' Graveyard" for the Beatles song "Octopus's Garden," will last from 5-9 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.

The site-specific installation was created by local artists George Berlin, Stuart Hall and Abdel Morched with the goal of transforming the Southport Plaza into a multimedia underwater art experience. The interactive display consists of projection mapping and other illuminated works of art.

In addition to the installation, attendees can enjoy live music from DJ SKOLi, Laura Burke and cellist Sylvie Grace, food vendors and beer served by Corridor Brewery & Provisions. 

Both the installation and the art panels are sponsored by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce with funding from Special Service Area 27 as part of the city's Year of Public Art initiative, and the art panels are four of nearly two dozen that will line the entire Low-Line project from Paulina to Southport.

The panels are a permanent fixture that will showcase rotating works of art. The first exhibit, called "Southport Style," will feature work by Chicago-based artist Sentrock, who has developed concepts that celebrate Southport and include some of his iconic characters.