Boulevart is getting ready to build our next project on Logan Boulevard. We want the final product to be a surprise but if you are interested in helping out or can help us locate materials it would be greatly appreciated. We need help with: digging, building, sewing, and light strewing. We will also be soliciting music suggestions for the sound element in the installation. If you have some free time between now and Christmas, drop us a line at

Materials currently needed:

Large piece of plywood (12’x 10’ if possible, but we are considering joining two smaller pieces)

Long 2x4” planks. Preferably around 12’-16’

Large amounts of black fabric (felt, landscaping fabric, bedsheets that can be dyed black)

Strings of christmas lights


If you have any ideas/leads.time your help would be greatly appreciated.

Stay warm!


Request for Proposals


BOULEVART is accepting proposals for art installations and community-based projects in a large front yard along historic Logan Boulevard. BOULEVART’s purpose is to provide the Logan Square community with engaging art projects and to offer artists opportunities to share their work with local residents and passers-by.

BOULEVART is the initiative of musician Sima Cunningham and artist Jackie Kazarian. BOULEVART began in August 2012 with Leaf Pool, a large corral of leaves that provided endless entertainment to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. The most recent BOULEVART project, Giant Origami Crane, was created by Banana Projects, a Chicago creative collaborative. The large 20x30x16 foot crane glowed by night and was visited by thousands of people, who stopped by to take pictures, leave messages, and fold origami cranes.


Send an e-mail with your name, address, email, phone, project description, pictures, and sketches to

DETAILS: Each project will be installed for a 3-month period. Opening receptions will be open to the public. 

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. The outdoor space is located at 2723 W. Logan Boulevard, measures 48 x 60 feet and is surrounded by an iron fence. Water and electricity are available. 



We had lots of visitors and friends come visit the crane. We set up a little box with pens, paper, instructions, and string so that people could fold their own origami crane, write a wish on them, and hang them on the fence. The idea was to create something that could pull a whole community together into a collective wish. Also, my friend Lydia Meyer, who is an origami crane extraordinaire donation hundreds of cranes that she had folded to the project.