Lollapalooza has been a Midwest mecca for music and youth culture since the early ’90s—and with Art Alliance: The Provocateurs set to open at the end of this month, public art is finding a home again alongside the expansive festival.
Running from July 31 to August 4 at Chicago’s Block 37, the exhibit will feature 40 of the art world’s biggest names, including Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Ryan McGuinness, Camille Rose Garcia, and even Gary Panter (award-winning set designer of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse) and Devo front-man Mark Mothersbaugh. It’s a vibrant, experimental show meant to both capture the spirit of the festival’s music and engage with its audience, combining cutting-edge art with interactive elements like panel discussions, an after-show, and a charity fundraiser for Chicago Art Partnerships In Education.
Tickets for the show start at $12.75 and can be purchased here. (Also, note the Saturday-night performance of Deltron 3030 with a DJ set from Fairey.)