Park Portraits

produced by Inferno


Here in our Park Portraits public story archive, we showcase the past, present, and future of Chicago’s parks and Cultural Centers. We document peoples’ experiences and memories of interacting with park spaces, programs, and arts instructors. These audio features profile park staff and users who shine in dance, theater, music, visual arts and media to promote an arts-focused message both inside and beyond the park. With the Park Portraits archive, we draw new users to the parks to take advantage of free and low cost programming. By representing a diverse range of local Chicagoans who use and activate the parks as rich creative spaces, we bring to life the importance of arts and cultural resources.