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In Chicago, an Art Crawl on Steroids

CHICAGO — There was an art walk last Thursday evening in the River North district, an area with many upscale, decades-old galleries that some may consider conservative. Paintings and sculptures with big price tags on them shared the space with musicians, visiting speakers, and a musico-theatrical performance, while outside on the streets there were temporary installations on the sidewalks, paintings in a truck parked underneath the L tracks, and a work in progress by a street artist who had propped a wood panel against a big steel pillar.