The Mart's Dazzling Holiday Light Show Is in Full Swing
Architectural Digest, 12/10/2019
While the Mart may be a frequent destination for design professionals in Chicago, other locals outside the industry probably think of the building for another reason: the annual art and light show dubbed Art on the Mart.
Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, will celebrate the holidays with a variety of festive projections that will display across the 2.5 acre façade of theMART (formerly Merchandise Mart).
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Já o Art on the Mart têm essas incríveis projeções de arte pública em uma vista de tirar o fôlego na Chicago Riverwalk, projetando animações e outras imagens em movimento na fachada do edifício do Merchandise Mart, que já foi o maior do mundo em extensão.
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Then there’s Art on theMART; with projections beginning 30 minutes after sunset and running for two hours every night (look for the big Merchandise Mart building along the River), it’s also the perfect opportunity to catch the gorgeous Chicago River views by night.
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Choose Chicago, 10/28/2019
Chicago’s one-of-a-kind public art installation will get the Warhol treatment in honor of the exhibition. Art on theMART, the world’s largest digital art projection, will display Warhol’s works across the 2.5 acre river-façade of theMART on the Chicago River.
Art on theMART—the largest and longest-running digital art projection in the world—will project four renowned artworks by Andy Warhol in alignment with the Art Institute of Chicago's fall exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again across the 2.5-acre river-facade of theMART (formerly Merchandise Mart).
Cooperation makes Chicago's art scene tick, apparently—as communicated by the integrated programming that unfolded during its art fair week, from the 45th Anniversary show at the non-profit Chicago Artists Coalition, to Art on theMART.
The Fall Launch of Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, will take place on Saturday, September 21, unveiling new works by artists Charles Atlas and Petra Cortright, along with a display from EXPO CHICAGO’s 2019 OVERRIDE | A Billboard Program artists and theater maker John Boesche.
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Future tenants will have access to extensive residential amenities including an indoor-outdoor pool, a fitness club, dog run, game room, golf simulator, and coworking and entertaining spaces—plus outstanding views of the river and Art on theMART.
At night, head to Art on theMART to witness the long-term public art installation that illuminates the facade of Chicago's Merchandise Mart with spectacular digital projections... the current projections were created by renowned lighting designer John Boesche and reflect the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre theme.
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Chicago Tribune Food Bowl bringing Night Market to Chicago's Riverwalk, announces opening night
Chicago Tribune, 7/9/19
Night Market, a walk-around tasting festival, will be held Aug. 23-25 on the Chicago Riverwalk this year, rather than at the Lakefront Greet at Theater on the Lake, where it took place the inaugural year. It'll be held alongside Art on theMART, the longest-running and largest digital art projection in the world...
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Helping build excitement and world-of-mouth, all experiential effort paved the way for a grand celebration at 'Art on theMART,' which is billed as the largest permanent digital art projection in the world.
Cirque's VOLTA On View At Art on theMART through July 6
Broadway World, 6/17/19
As developed expressly for Art on theMART, the projection named VOLTA reflects the state-of-the-art acrobatics, kinetic motion, grandiose scale, and human intimacy of the Cirque du Soleil show that inspired it, as told through the inimitable 3D animation and illusions of Chicago Projection Mapping, LLC.
Cirque du Soleil and its current hit production, VOLTA, now playing under the Big Top at Soldier Field, takes inspiration from the City's 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre with a vibrant, larger-than-life animated projection as part of the popular public art program.
Mission Accomplished: Mayor Announces Complete of Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago Gallery News, 5/14/19
On Monday outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the completion of the city's 1.25-mile Chicago Riverwalk when he led a celebration to open the newest section of the walk, the Chicago Riverwalk East, featuring new landscape, seating, vendor spaces, a community market place, and of course, public art.
After taking two months off, Art on theMART is back. For five nights each week the 25-story-tall video installation takes over the side of the Merchandise Mart, filling the buildings historic facade with vibrant colors and moving images.
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National Geographic, 2/22/2019
From March to December, recently launched sound-and-light happening Art on the Mart dazzles with two hours of digital imagery Wednesday through Sunday nights on a 2.5-acre screen: the facade of the landmark Merchandise Mart building.
Art on theMART Announces Program Aligning with City of Chicago's Year of Chicago Theatre
Broadway World, 2/21/2019
theMART, with the City of Chicago, today announced the program alignment of Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, with the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre, a city-wide celebration of Chicago's theater community...
Art on theMART announces new videos for spring - part of Year of Chicago Theatre
The Chicago Tribune, 2/21/2019
Art on theMART, the fledgling video projection project on the south facade of the Merchandise Mart, is celebrating Chicago theater with the second round of video art it will display, the organization announced Thursday.
'Art on theMART' brings giant holiday display to the side of the Merchandise mart
Art on theMART utilizes the biggest digital video projection system in the world to turn the Merchandise Mart into a giant canvas, and this weekend it's making a huge addition to the spirit of the season with unique holiday-themed animations.
Art on theMART by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates and Obscura Digital
Architectural Record, 11/7/2018
An 800-square-foot projection room tucked under the balustrade of Chicago's Riverwalk is the source of a new series of digital art installations displayed over the expansive façade of the Merchandise Mart.
But lately the Loop... is fighting for your attention with a new architecture center, writers' museum, river walk, design centric hotels, destination restaurants and Art on theMART, a digital art installations broadcast across a 2.5-acre building facade on the river.
Art on theMART turns Chicago's Merchandise Mart into an architectural canvas
The Architects Newspaper, 10/17/2018
Until the end of 2018, the façade of Chicago's Merchandise Mart will become the world's largest digital art projection, hosting the work of four artists for two hours on each Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
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Chicago Tribune, 9/5/2018
Much of Chicago's cultural calendar this year has been shaped by Art Design Chicago, the massive multi-institution initiative led by the city's Terra Foundation for American Art that probes the city's influence on visual arts in America.
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Choose Chicago, 9/3/2018
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Art on theMART spectacle will showcase four artists
Chicago Business Journal, 8/23/2018
TheMART (formerly the Merchandise Mart) and the City of Chicago today revealed the four artists who will be the first to have their work on display in the Art on theMART digital art projection that will go live on Sept. 29.
Art on theMART announces artists who will turn Merchandise Mart into huge, riverwalk-facing video wall
Chicago Tribune, 8/23/2018
Art on theMART, aiming to enliven the Chicago Riverwalk with nightly video art shows projected onto the 2.5 acre front of the facade of the Merchandise mart, announced its inaugural slate of artists.
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