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Wicker Park Mom Organizes Window Art Scavenger Hunt For Neighborhood Kids

Examples of art could include a rainbow or an Easter egg. One Wicker Park child has already drawn and hung a picture of a butterfly named Lilly.

A child's artwork creation hangs in the window of a Wicker Park home.
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WICKER PARK — Inspired by similar efforts taking place in other neighborhoods and the suburbs, a Wicker Park mom has begun a window-based scavenger hunt for neighborhood kids.

Elizabeth Mavros is asking parents this week to help their children create pieces of artwork to hang in their windows.

Then, this weekend, families can walk around the neighborhood and look for the art.

“It’s supposed to be a fun activity for the kids to do,” she said.

As of Monday morning, Mavros had recruited four families from her child’s school, Guidepost Montessori, 1530 N. Damen Ave.

Examples of art could include a rainbow or an Easter egg. One Wicker Park child has already drawn and hung a picture of a butterfly named Lilly.

“It’s an art [project] for kids,” she said. Then we can walk around. … We’re still social distancing, but they can FaceTime with friends to talk about art work they did.”  

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