Art in the lobby. Sadly not the pop-up art.
Fresh off the announcement of Kimpton’s new wine program, the Hotel Palomar Chicago is offering even more stuff to do in the lobby. Through July, the hotel has invited two local artists to take up (artistic) residence at the hotel, hanging paintings by Justus Roe and Darrell Roberts in the halls. The pair will also host occasional salons—with that wine, of course—to discuss their work and the broader city’s art scene.
Riffing on the theme, the Palomar will also provide guests an adult art box, which we naturally read as being a box full of adult art. Turns out, it’s a box full of art supplies intended for adults. Decidedly less racy—but still interesting!
With coloring books, sketch pads, journals and something called a “make your own masterpiece kit” involved, we’re predicting lots of vino-inspired pieces that will look less remarkable in the harsh, bright lights of the following morning. Art: it’s a process!
This article originally appeared in the March 3, 2011 edition of HotelChatter.