Why is Don't Fret painting a building that's about to be torn down? | Bleader

Why is Don't Fret painting a building that's about to be torn down?


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  • Courtesy of Johalla Projects

For the last few months, reigning Best Street Artist Don't Fret has been transforming a vacant hardware store on Halsted and Lake into a pop-up gallery. A series of his work from the past two years is being transferred to the building's exterior for the Johalla Projects exhibit "There are Two Seasons in Chicago: Winter and Construction." It's an appropriate name—on August 25, a little more than a week after the exhibit's one-night-only opening on August 16, the building is being demolished. But don't fret—sorry—the mural won't be destroyed, rather it's being incorporated into the building that comes after it.

Chicago-based mixed medium artist Heather Gabel is also unveiling a new body of work at the exhibition.

Check out some more images of the mural below.

  • Courtesy Johalla Projects

  • Courtesy Johalla Projects

  • Courtesy Johalla Projects

  • Courtesy Johalla Projects

  • Courtesy Johalla Projects

  • Courtesy Johalla Projects

  • Courtesy Johalla Projects

"There are Two Seasons in Chicago: Winter and Construction," Saturday, August 16, 5-10 PM, Chicago Wholesale Hardware, 171 N. Halsted, 312-879-9952