Catch a rainbow in downtown Edgebrook!
Neighborhood knitters and crocheters combined forces to "yarn bomb" rainbows on trees along Devon Avenue. Yarn bombing is a form of street art that attaches knitted, crocheted, or wrapped yarn to objects in a public environment, and is meant to evoke a smile from all who pass by. Area residents from teens to grandmothers came together to create colorful and fun art to decorate downtown Edgebrook.
This year’s yarn bombing follows a similar effort last year that involved just five trees in front of Local Goods Chicago. Under the theme “Follow the Rainbow” the new installation covers 18 trees on three blocks. “We had a successful event last year and wanted to build on it,” said Everyday Edgebrook President Justin Ochonicki. “We hope the lucky rainbows are a symbol of good things to come for all the Edgebrook merchants,” he added.
Knitters and crocheters created rectangles measuring about 22 inches tall and 30 inches wide to adorn the tree trunks with rainbow colors in downtown Edgebrook. The installation will remain on display until the beginning of October.