Great Streets 38th Street
Metro Blooms and art partner Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC) worked with local businesses and community organizations to add pollinator plantings and pollinator-themed art along the 38th Street commercial corridor. Projects included planters at Mama Sheila’s House of Soul, native plantings and sculptural art work at Everett’s Foods, Cedar Small Engine Repair, HardShell Fitness amd Southside Commons, and planters at Lucy’s Market & Carryout, Duck Duck Coffee and Onyx Coffee. We also worked on our first “green wall,” a sculpture that acts as a framework for pollinator-friendly flower planters, for the Goodridge building at George Floyd Square. Community members contributed to this work by creating metal art pieces at public events for this project, and the pieces were incorporated into the artwork!