Beverly Area Arts Alliance Summer Calendar

The Beverly Area Arts Alliance (The Alliance) is back with a full line-up of summer concerts, gallery exhibits and art events. While the art world is making its come-back from the financial effects of the pandemic, The Alliance is committed to keeping ticket prices low and discounting or waiving artist participation fees whenever possible.   Music Events  Bethany Thomas, a Chicago based singer, songwriter and actor […]

The Alliance Offers Art and Performance Events 

  As the community wakes up from a long winter filled with snow and pandemic-enforced isolation, the Beverly Area Arts Alliance (The Alliance) is ready to welcome neighbors for a full schedule of visual and performance arts.   “We have an amazing line-up of art and music events,” said Alliance co-founder Monica Wilczak. New this year is a reenergized mission of supporting local artists […]

Beat the Winter Blues with Outdoor Activities 

By Cathriona Fey  BAPA Community Outreach  January is here and with it come the snowy, cold Midwest weather we all know, but may or may not love. Don’t let the drop in temperatures keep you from experiencing the many benefits of being outdoors. Improve stress levels, lower blood pressure and give your physical and mental health a boost by getting outside this winter.   Beverly/Morgan Park residents are fortunate to have […]

Beverly Art Walk #5

The Beverly Area Arts Alliance (The Alliance) is gearing up for Beverly Art Walk Week at the end of this month. This year carries with it a hint of something special, as 2018 marks the organization’s fifth anniversary.   For the first time, the popular Beverly Art Walk artist studio tours will take place on a different day to allow visitors more time […]

Public Art Installation Coming to 99th Street

Quantum Me, a permanent piece of public art created by Chicago artist Davis McCarty will be unveiled at 99th and Walden Parkway amid a community celebration on Sat., May 19 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Quantum Me s a sculpture fabricated from mirror polished stainless steel and dichroic Plexiglas, is the 19th Ward’s installation through the […]

Public Art Installation Coming to 99th Street in November

By Kristin Boza A permanent piece of public art will be unveiled at 99th and Walden Parkway in November. “Quantum Me” is an impressive sculpture fabricated from mirror polished stainless steel (similar to “Cloud Gate” — The Bean — in Millennium Park) and dichroic Plexiglas, and the creation of Chicago artist Davis McCarty. The piece […]

The Neighborhood is the Gallery Beverly Art Walk Day

Start seeing art in unexpected places throughout Beverly/Morgan Park. The 4th annual Beverly Art Walk on Sat., Oct., 7, 12 to 7 p.m., will feature work by more than 200 artists in over 60 alternative exhibition spaces. The Beverly Art Walk is a free family-friendly event. Walk, bike, or park and jump on one of […]

Neighborhood Notes

Live Music Sundays. Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western, hosts Live Music Sundays this summer, 3 to 5 p.m. This month: Joe Fascetta, July 2; Eric Ortiz, July 9 and 16; Jay O’Malley, July 23; and John and Phil, July 30. Next month: Joe Facetta, Aug. 6 and 27; Jay O’Malley, Aug. 13; and Dan […]

‘The Last Picture Show’ Retrospective of Bill and Judie Anderson Comes to BAC

By Kristin Boza Bill and Judie Anderson enjoyed an incredible career together, and separately, as artists. Bill passed away in 2009 after suffering from a debilitating stroke and subsequent illnesses, and he left a legacy of commercial and fine art produced with his beloved wife of 51 years, Judie. “The Last Picture Show,” a culmination […]