WEST RIDGE — Devon Avenue is getting a new public art installation, and neighbors will be able to ride in the vehicles that inspired the work Sunday afternoon.
“Tuk Tuks on Devon” will bring 10 sculptures to Devon Avenue from Bell to Sacramento avenues starting Sunday and running through the fall. The sculptures are colorful takes on “tuk tuks,” three-wheeled pedicabs that originated in Southeast Asia.
Ten local artists paired up with 10 Devon Avenue businesses to paint the tuk tuk sculptures, which will be stationed outside the sponsoring businesses, according to the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
The art installation will debut with a ribbon-cutting ceremony 4 p.m. Sunday at Sukhadia Corner, 2559 W. Devon Ave. From 4-8 p.m. Sunday, free tuk tuk rides will be available to transport neighbors and shoppers along Devon Avenue between Kedzie and Damen avenues.
Where the art installations will be stationed:
- Kol Tuv, 2938 W. Devon Ave., from artist Bari Fleischer.
- Music House Inc., 2925 W. Devon Ave., from Richard Trumbo.
- Fonté at Sign America, 2748 W. Devon Ave.
- Republic Bank, 2720 W. Devon Ave., form Luis Collindres.
- Regal Jewels Inc., 2629 W. Devon Ave., from Carolina & Jessica Juarez.
- Sukhadia Corner, 2559 W. Devon Ave., from You Are Beautiful.
- Sabri Nihari, 2502 W. Devon Ave., from Cheri Charlton.
- Pulaski Court Apartments, 2260 W. Devon Ave., from Judith Mayer.
- Cary’s Lounge, 2251 W. Devon Ave., from Candice Johnson.
- Par Birdie, 2234 W. Devon Ave., from Tom Molloy.
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