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. This expansive permanent piece of public art continues Chicago’s legacy of providing both residents and visitors with exceptional art that is both free and accessible to all. Projections are visible to the public from Wacker Dr. and along the Chicago Riverwalk two hours a night (7 – 9pm), five days a week (Wednesday – Sunday), for ten months of the year (March – December). The program content rotates every season, and is selected with the assistance and expertise of the Curatorial Advisory Board. The City of Chicago and theMART work in partnership to manage and curate the projected artwork over the course of a 30-year agreement. Privately funded by Vornado Realty Trust, owner of theMart, Art on theMART marks the first time a projection of its size and scope will be completely dedicated to digital art with no branding, sponsorship credits or messaging.
Artists for the inaugural program of Art on theMART, Zheng Chongbin, Jason Salavon, Diana Thater and Jan Tichy, were selected by theMart in consultation with a Curatorial Advisory Board shaped by theMart and the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Two of the selections were made in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of Art Design Chicago, a year-long celebration of Chicago’s art and design legacy.
Art on theMART is currently accepting artist applications for 2019 programming. For inquiries or submissions, please visit www.artonthemart.com