Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, projecting contemporary artwork across the 2.5 acre river-façade of theMART.
Art on theMART is the latest iconic milestone on Chicago's visionary trajectory of public art. In September 2018, theMART introduced Art on theMART to the world with a launch event that attracted over 32,000 people to the Riverwalk and Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago, transforming its urban context.
Since the launch, Art on theMART has provided a public platform for moving image work by renowned local, national and international multi-disciplinary artists. The program is the result of a 30-year commitment by theMART owner Vornado Realty Trust, in close collaboration with the City of Chicago, with the shared goal to provide public access to innovative contemporary artwork for the thousands of visitors traversing the Chicago Riverwalk each day.
The application process for artists seeking to display work with Art on theMART is a three-step process.
First, the artist submits their qualifications for review. This serves as an introduction between the artist and the Curatorial Advisory Board and gives the artist the opportunity to present previous work samples and concept for review.
After the Curatorial Advisory Board reviews qualifications, select artists will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal of work.
note: submission of qualifications does not guarantee display of artwork.
If artwork is chosen, Art on theMART Executive Director, Cynthia Noble, will work directly with the artists to prepare work for display during Art on theMART programming.