Lawndale Pop-Up Spot

Lawndale Pop-Up Spot The Lawndale Pop-Up Spot is an innovative initiative to connect history, culture, and nature -- and to be a part of the great efforts taking place in North Lawndale.

It is a place for community-created exhibitions, installations, and education.

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Find the perfect book for you! Come to the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot today, tomorrow, and Monday from 3:00-6:00 and pay what ...
09/24/2021

Find the perfect book for you! Come to the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot today, tomorrow, and Monday from 3:00-6:00 and pay what you want for any of hundreds of titles via our @openbooksltd book store!

Added bonus today — Arbor Hour will be held from 4-6 across the street on Douglas Blvd with a film screening at 6:00 on the Stone Temple Peace Garden stage 🍿

Find the perfect book for you! Come to the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot today, tomorrow, and Monday from 3:00-6:00 and pay what you want for any of hundreds of titles via our @openbooksltd book store!

Added bonus today — Arbor Hour will be held from 4-6 across the street on Douglas Blvd with a film screening at 6:00 on the Stone Temple Peace Garden stage 🍿

Great job @humanscaleorg @neighborspace @n2nliteracyproject & residents + other partners in creating this special Oasis ...
09/22/2021

Great job @humanscaleorg @neighborspace @n2nliteracyproject & residents + other partners in creating this special Oasis in The Island 🏝 👏🏽

This fabulous mural by @alexandra.antoine is a perfect backdrop to the Petria’s Place Healing Garden at @ucanchicago, al...
09/21/2021

This fabulous mural by @alexandra.antoine is a perfect backdrop to the Petria’s Place Healing Garden at @ucanchicago, along with standout artwork from youth and a fire pit!

Final stop of the day — the @lawndalepopupspot of course! Come by til 6:00 today and 3-6 on Monday for your @openbookspr...
09/18/2021

Final stop of the day — the @lawndalepopupspot of course! Come by til 6:00 today and 3-6 on Monday for your @openbooksprograms books!

Final stop of the day — the @lawndalepopupspot of course! Come by til 6:00 today and 3-6 on Monday for your @openbooksprograms books!

Stops five & six on today’s massive Tour d’Lawndale: Pulaski between 13th & 14th! Between @ymenchicago @soillabnorthlawn...
09/18/2021

Stops five & six on today’s massive Tour d’Lawndale: Pulaski between 13th & 14th! Between @ymenchicago @soillabnorthlawndale @cca_gardens & all their amazing @chicagoarchitecturebiennial collaborators, a true experience!

Stop four on today’s massive Tour d’Lawndale: Central Park Theatre! Roosevelt & Central Park Ave. Check out this outstan...
09/18/2021

Stop four on today’s massive Tour d’Lawndale: Central Park Theatre! Roosevelt & Central Park Ave. Check out this outstanding new mural 😍 @nlhcs @preservationchicago

Stop three on today’s massive Tour d’North Lawndale: The Branch, a beautiful garden space that’s part of @chicagopublicl...
09/18/2021

Stop three on today’s massive Tour d’North Lawndale: The Branch, a beautiful garden space that’s part of @chicagopubliclibrary Douglass Branch Library. Teens developed & are implementing the project, which includes the mural & bird houses, and coming up: plantings, large scale insect motel, and event space! With Danish Arts in Chicago

Stop two on today’s massive Tour d’Lawndale: Block Party, Drake & Ogden at the WACA court. @underthegridnorthlawndale @u...
09/18/2021

Stop two on today’s massive Tour d’Lawndale: Block Party, Drake & Ogden at the WACA court. @underthegridnorthlawndale @utg__sparkarts @outpostoffice @trustforpublicland @chicagoarchitecturebiennial

Stop one on today’s massive Tour d’Lawndale: Sounding Boards Garden, 1919 S Lawndale, a collaboration between @eastlakes...
09/18/2021

Stop one on today’s massive Tour d’Lawndale: Sounding Boards Garden, 1919 S Lawndale, a collaboration between @eastlakestudio & @hcc1908

We’re out here grilling & book-getting til 6:00! @buciogram on the grill 😁
09/17/2021

We’re out here grilling & book-getting til 6:00! @buciogram on the grill 😁

Tune into NBC Chicago at 11:15 this morning and 4:00 this afternoon for a story about the new North Lawndale “Pay what y...
09/15/2021

Tune into NBC Chicago at 11:15 this morning and 4:00 this afternoon for a story about the new North Lawndale “Pay what you want” bookstore by Open Books at the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot!

Tune into NBC Chicago at 11:15 this morning and 4:00 this afternoon for a story about the new North Lawndale “Pay what you want” bookstore by Open Books at the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot!

Gotta say, being a community museum that’s serving as a free/pay-what-you-want bookstore for a month is the best! Loving...
09/14/2021

Gotta say, being a community museum that’s serving as a free/pay-what-you-want bookstore for a month is the best! Loving our collaboration with @openbooksprograms & #northlawndalereads

Gotta say, being a community museum that’s serving as a free/pay-what-you-want bookstore for a month is the best! Loving our collaboration with @openbooksprograms & #northlawndalereads

Look for the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot and @openbooksprograms during the 5:00 hour on @abc7chicago tonight! And/or swing by h...
09/13/2021

Look for the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot and @openbooksprograms during the 5:00 hour on @abc7chicago tonight! And/or swing by here until 6:00 to get your books 📚!

Look for the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot and @openbooksprograms during the 5:00 hour on @abc7chicago tonight! And/or swing by here until 6:00 to get your books 📚!

Today at Homan Square Park. Tell literally everyone you know!
09/12/2021

Today at Homan Square Park. Tell literally everyone you know!

Today at Homan Square Park. Tell literally everyone you know!

Everyone loves books! Come by the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot today til 6:00 and every Monday, Friday & Saturday (and by appoin...
09/11/2021

Everyone loves books! Come by the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot today til 6:00 and every Monday, Friday & Saturday (and by appointment)

Everyone loves books! Come by the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot today til 6:00 and every Monday, Friday & Saturday (and by appointment)

COME BY FEAST! At Homan Square Park til 4:00 today & tomorrow. Some of our favorite artists and organizations are hangin...
09/11/2021

COME BY FEAST! At Homan Square Park til 4:00 today & tomorrow. Some of our favorite artists and organizations are hanging out, plus all the FREE FOOD you can chow down on!

Then come down the street to the Pop-Up Spot and visit our bookstore open til 6:00. Win-win!

Aaaaaand now we’re a bookstore 😃
09/10/2021

Aaaaaand now we’re a bookstore 😃

Aaaaaand now we’re a bookstore 😃

Opening TODAY! Come get ya books!!
09/10/2021

Opening TODAY! Come get ya books!!

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09/07/2021

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Yesterday at the end of the closing reception for "Refilling Our Wells," artist Kiara Jade of "Food for Thought" present...
09/06/2021
Kiara Jade on her exhibit “Food for Thought” presented by AMFM

Yesterday at the end of the closing reception for "Refilling Our Wells," artist Kiara Jade of "Food for Thought" presented by amfm, spoke with us about the inspiration for her exhibit and what's next for her. Enjoy the video!

Artist Kiara Jade discusses her photo collage and research exhibit, "Food for Thought," curated and presented by AMFM, at the closing reception. For more on ...

Lovely closing reception for Food for Thought & our summer programming. Thanks so much to all our amazing partners this ...
09/06/2021

Lovely closing reception for Food for Thought & our summer programming. Thanks so much to all our amazing partners this past few months. It’s been a true joy! And thanks to @kiarajadevibes @terreon_c & @iamjaysimon for sharing their very personal art with us. 💜

Reminder to join us TOMORROW (Sunday, Sept 5) from 1:00-4:00 for the closing celebration of Refilling Our Wells, our sum...
09/04/2021

Reminder to join us TOMORROW (Sunday, Sept 5) from 1:00-4:00 for the closing celebration of Refilling Our Wells, our summer-long series of events and exhibits celebrating joy and wellness. @kiarajadevibes will be on site to talk about her powerful exhibit “Food for Thought” and we’ll have music, food, and amazing conversation!

Reminder to join us TOMORROW (Sunday, Sept 5) from 1:00-4:00 for the closing celebration of Refilling Our Wells, our summer-long series of events and exhibits celebrating joy and wellness. @kiarajadevibes will be on site to talk about her powerful exhibit “Food for Thought” and we’ll have music, food, and amazing conversation!

Trellises on the pergola! Looking amazing! Come by #LoveBloomsHere to check it out and the final weekend of @kiarajadevi...
09/04/2021

Trellises on the pergola! Looking amazing! Come by #LoveBloomsHere to check it out and the final weekend of @kiarajadevibes Food for Thought, today and tomorrow 1:00-4:00!

Artist Kiara Jade will be joining us for a closing celebration of her exhibit Food for Thought, presented by amfm, this ...
09/03/2021

Artist Kiara Jade will be joining us for a closing celebration of her exhibit Food for Thought, presented by amfm, this SUNDAY, September 5, from 1:00-4:00 pm. If you haven’t had the chance to see it, it will be a great opportunity to learn about her artistic vision and process. And the weather will be great too! And of course we’ll have food :)

Next Saturday & Sunday! So awesome that elements of @kiarajadevibes “Food for Thought” will be on display at Feast by @a...
09/02/2021

Next Saturday & Sunday! So awesome that elements of @kiarajadevibes “Food for Thought” will be on display at Feast by @amfmlife!

If you’d like to see the whole thing, swing by the Pop-Up Spot today through Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm

🥘4️⃣🤔

Next Saturday & Sunday! So awesome that elements of @kiarajadevibes “Food for Thought” will be on display at Feast by @amfmlife!

If you’d like to see the whole thing, swing by the Pop-Up Spot today through Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm

🥘4️⃣🤔

Reminder that the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot just turned 2 years old and we’d love you to help us celebrate by donating $22 vi...
08/31/2021

Reminder that the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot just turned 2 years old and we’d love you to help us celebrate by donating $22 via CashApp to $LawndalePopUpSpot (and might we add that outfit is VERY becoming on you!!)

Thank you!!!! ❤️ 🖤 💚

Reminder that the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot just turned 2 years old and we’d love you to help us celebrate by donating $22 via CashApp to $LawndalePopUpSpot (and might we add that outfit is VERY becoming on you!!)

Thank you!!!! ❤️ 🖤 💚

Delightful to have @theatrey #EmeraldCamino come through Love Blooms Here Plaza & @thehistoricstonetemple Peace Heritage...
08/29/2021

Delightful to have @theatrey #EmeraldCamino come through Love Blooms Here Plaza & @thehistoricstonetemple Peace Heritage Garden. Great performance by Prince Roc on the stage!

Photos from Lawndale Pop-Up Spot's post
08/29/2021

Photos from Lawndale Pop-Up Spot's post

CommunityFounders by @thefloatingmuseum
08/28/2021

Community

Founders by @thefloatingmuseum

Community

Founders by @thefloatingmuseum

Watched over by Mayor WashingtonFounders by @thefloatingmuseum Food for Thought by @kiarajadevibes presented by @amfmlif...
08/28/2021

Watched over by Mayor Washington

Founders by @thefloatingmuseum

Food for Thought by @kiarajadevibes presented by @amfmlife

Watched over by Mayor Washington

Founders by @thefloatingmuseum

Food for Thought by @kiarajadevibes presented by @amfmlife

Find the FoundersBack to School Lit Fest TODAY til 4:00 at Love Blooms Here Plaza
08/28/2021

Find the Founders

Back to School Lit Fest TODAY til 4:00 at Love Blooms Here Plaza

Find the Founders

Back to School Lit Fest TODAY til 4:00 at Love Blooms Here Plaza

Come by Love Blooms Here Plaza tomorrow afternoon for the @openbooksprograms Back to School Lit Fest for 📚 🐴 rides 🍨 🖼 💇...
08/28/2021

Come by Love Blooms Here Plaza tomorrow afternoon for the @openbooksprograms Back to School Lit Fest for
📚
🐴 rides
🍨
🖼
💇🏿‍♂️
And this amazing statue

Come by Love Blooms Here Plaza tomorrow afternoon for the @openbooksprograms Back to School Lit Fest for
📚
🐴 rides
🍨
🖼
💇🏿‍♂️
And this amazing statue

The Lawndale Pop-Up Spot first opened its doors two years ago today! In the intervening 24 months we’ve been through a b...
08/24/2021

The Lawndale Pop-Up Spot first opened its doors two years ago today! In the intervening 24 months we’ve been through a bunch, including 6 exhibits, a move, and a bunch of events and collaborations with the incredible people and organizations of North Lawndale!

Please help us continue doing this work by contributing $22 today via CashApp at $LawndalePopUpSpot

Thanks and love! 🖤

The Lawndale Pop-Up Spot first opened its doors two years ago today! In the intervening 24 months we’ve been through a bunch, including 6 exhibits, a move, and a bunch of events and collaborations with the incredible people and organizations of North Lawndale!

Please help us continue doing this work by contributing $22 today via CashApp at $LawndalePopUpSpot

Thanks and love! 🖤

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Douglas Blvd. & Central Park Ave. (SW Corner)
Chicago, IL
60623

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Telephone

(312) 420-2558

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