CHICAGO- Up on a ladder, drilling screws into a cinderblock wall, Evan La Ruffa is hanging locally produced art in the new adidas flagship store in Chicago. “It’s a great space” says Evan, “and the neighborhood is a perfect fit for the adidas brand and this art.”
The art is from IPaintMyMind, Evan’s non-profit that supplies art and curriculum to Chicago Public Schools that have lost funding for the arts. “Because of this partnership with adidas we’ll be able to put art in three schools in the next few weeks.”
The store, which sits under a section of the cities iconic elevated train system is located in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The space is full of connections to the local creative community, including an original sculpture at the front of the store by Chicago artist POSE, and custom murals created by Tubsz, a south side native that specializes in Calligraffiti.
Read more at Adidas News.