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 Lillstreet Rooftop Flag Installation 2014

















Flags by Paige Fetchen, Photo credit: Joe Tighe



Lillstreet Rooftop Project Space


Artists are invited to install work onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck and garden. Flags as well as alternative installation proposals will be considered. Work can be seen from the CTA Montrose Brown Line elevated tracks and Metra Train tracks, as well as Montrose and Ravenswood Avenues.  Installations rotate monthly, May through December and work is displayed indoors prior to install date. Cash prizes are awarded to Best In Show ($500) and Honorable Mention ($150) artists. Photo documentation will be provided to all participating artists, as well as opportunities for artist receptions. All work will be archived on the Lillstreet Art Center gallery page and in the Textile Department's hallway gallery.

Deadline: February 2, 2015. Accepted proposals notified by February 10, 2015. Proposals will be reviewed by Camille Canales, Director of Textile Department and Nora Renick-Rinehart, 2014-2015 Artist-in Residence

Complete applications will include the following information:

  • Project title & Statement
  • Proposal sketches
  • Proposed materials and construction techniques
  • Work dimensions
  • Title for the project series
  • Preferred installation month
  • Artist statement
  • Resume/CV 
  • Examples of most recent work  (jpegs or website preferred)

To apply, visit our Slideroom application.

For more information and to view former artists visit our Rooftop Project Space gallery page.

Artists will be notified on or before February 10, 2015. Notifications will be sent via email provided in the Slideroom application. No phone calls please. Upon acceptance artists will be contacted with specific instructions and tips for construction and installation of the work. Any questions should be directed to

For Exhibition calls, visit Lillstreet Gallery.