Free Exhibit at City Gallery Chicago. Growing Community
When: through January 5, 2020
Where: City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, 806 N Michigan Ave.
Growing Community: An exhibition celebrating community-managed green spaces throughout Chicago, is part of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
If you’re in the area on a Tuesday check out the Loyola University Museum of Art located across the street and is free on Tuesdays.
About Neighbor Space
NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. We support community gardens – through property ownership, insurance, water, stewardship, education, tool lending, project planning, fundraising support, troubleshooting, and more — so that community groups can focus on gardening and on their community-building vision, generating food, beauty, play, health, and safety for their neighborhoods.
About the Historic Water Tower
The Chicago Water Tower is the city’s most familiar and treasured landmark. Constructed between 1867 and 1869, it was created for Chicago’s municipal water system, and originally housed a 135 foot iron standpipe used to regulate water pressure.
It gained special significance as one of the few buildings to survive the destructive path of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Both the Water Tower and Pumping Station to the east were designed by William W. Boyington, one of Chicago’s most prolific architects of the mid-nineteenth century.