For the closing ceremony of last summer's World Pride in New York City, a work of art celebrating the LGBTQ community was wrapped around Times Square's main stage. For five days, this work took up an entire block, depicting large and powerful portraits of LGBTQ people, most of them people of color.
Sam Kirk and her partner, Jenny Q, created the installation.
The first installation of several along the Miracle Mile will take place Wed., June 24, at 401 N. Michigan Ave. Other installations along the Miracle Mile will be installed in the next week and remain through the end of July. Another installation is coming to the Cultural Center later this month and will be on view through September.
Kirk's artwork has been featured throughout Chicago. Some of her artwork has been displayed to transform some of Chicago's damaged, boarded-up storefronts and community faces caused by civil unrest into messages of Hope and Unity.
See IAmSamKirk.com for more of her artwork.