Art In Berwyn
The culture of art in Berwyn is rich. Long before our famous Berwyn Spindle made it to the big screen in the 1992 comedy Wayne’s World, Berwyn’s artistic character was on full display with the Czech inspired architecture along Cermak Road, once known as Bohemian Wall Street, and our diverse housing styles.
It wasn’t until The David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion was established in 1986 that public art in Berwyn really began to make a place for itself. The art in Cermak Plaza was meant to encourage and advocate experimental visual art which draws its form, content and working materials from late twentieth-century technology. Cermak Plaza Public Art was a wild and creative piece of Berwyn nostalgia that paved the way to Berwyn’s deep roots in public art.
Flash forward to today and the Berwyn Public Art Initiative has taken the reins in continuing down our artistic path. In recent years, Berwyn’s Depot District has been transformed by colorful murals along the tracks that bring Berwyn to life and serve as the perfect backdrop for Instagram photos. Plan a trip to appreciate the art in Berwyn.