June 7, 2017 - Residents and visitors alike are invited to get outside and enjoy public art by paying a visit to the seventh annual Oak Park Sculpture Walk in the Southtown Business District.
The summer-long event features 12 sculptures on display in an outdoor exhibit along Oak Park Avenue just north and south of the Eisenhower Expressway between Lexington and Van Buren streets.
The sculptures were chosen through a juried competition and vary in materials, and this year's walk features a few interactive components.
Visitors are invited to gently push Chicago area artist Zach Balousek's piece titled Monolith to set in motion liquid that flows through multiple air chambers to provide wind to 12 whistling pipes inside. The sculpture is on display at 828 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park artist Tia Etu's piece titled Butterfly located at 840 S. Oak Park Ave. is another interactive sculpture, offering a ready-made photo opportunity for passersby.
This year's Sculpture Walk is on display through Labor Day and features artists from throughout the Midwest.
Visitors can download the free Otocast app on their smart phones to access information about the sculptures and hear descriptions of the work by the artists.
The Sculpture Walk is organized by the Oak Park Area Arts Council. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find the list of this year's sculptures below: