For at least three years, a billboard at 76th Street and South Chicago Avenue in Chicago, Ill., has been announcing an arts expansion project. This is the ETA Creative Arts Project. Using the photo on the billboard as reference, this arts expansion project will consist of buildings enclosing art galleries for art exhibits.
According to this billboard, the construction company that received the building contract is William E. Brazley & Associates, Ltd. The billboard also announces Dr. Abena Joan Brown as President-Cofounder and Nancy C. McKeever as Chairman of the Board. (This billboard is on South Chicago Avenue’s, eastern side, and faces west.)
Nearby, in this billboard’s vicinity, are unimproved lots. Therefore, viewers can assume that construction crews will build on these lots. Currently, fences surround these areas.
However, no construction equipment or construction crews are evident. Tall grass and weeds (in season) overgrow this area. Additional signage that would announce delays or cancellations are unavailable.
Lower and smaller than the usual billboards, this billboard’s presence causes motor vehicle drivers, motor vehicle passengers and pedestrians to wonder if they will ever see this creative arts project finished. Perhaps, some artists have holograms to exhibit. Perhaps, some exhibits will display some artists.