• Sam Adams
  • Photographer Melissa Ann Pinney and 24th Ward Alderman Sharon Denise Dixon in front of Pinney’s portrait of Dixon.

On Friday night in Wicker Park more than 800 people—including 17 aldermen—attended the opening of The Aldermen Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists. Also on hand at Johalla Projects (1561 N. Milwaukee) were state rep Susana Mendoza and chairman of Illinois Commerce Commission and former First Ward alderman Manny Flores, not to mention many of the artists. Click for a full set of photos from the event.