Turn an ordinary pub crawl into an art lover’s stroll

Chicago's biggest art gallery could be the trove of treasures hanging in bars

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Location: IL-Chicago

Story Date: 5/24/2018

Publisher: Chicago Tribune   

Author: Bill Daley

Art in bars may sound like a funny idea — shouldn’t art be in museums or on the walls of fancy manors? But in a number of places in Chicago, you can get a shot of something visual along with your beer and whiskey. It makes good sense businesswise. Artwork can make guests feel comfortable, stay longer and drink more, says Elizabeth Weiner, owner of an eponymous art gallery in New York City. She’s also an art consultant whose clients include resorts, hospitals, museums and luxury hotels, such as the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, which has much fine art on display.

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: More Unique Than Usual