Opening today and spreading love for the next two weeks, Austin-based artist Jaclyn Pryor has brought her Pink project to Chicago. Pink: A (Love) Courier Service has set up its Love Factory in Wicker Park (St. Paul's Cultural Center, details below), where a team of artists and volunteers has transformed the space into a temporary pink, white and gray factory. Anyone can pop in and write a message of love (with or without the help of a resident poet), have it processed and bottled in an old-fashioned assembly line, then delivered via bike courier to your local loved one.
Chicago is the third city in this traveling experiment (following factories in Austin and Portland), and all bottled love notes come free, with donations lovingly accepted. The Pink team will deliver to any home or office in the city, so make sure you bring your address book. The following photos show the first factory in Austin, Texas; look for coverage of the Chicago factory soon!
July 25-August 15
St. Paul's Cultural Center
2215 W. North Avenue
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(All images courtesy Jaclyn Pryor)