Chainlink Gallery Place to replace ICT Pop-Up Urban Park and will include food trucks

After the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park closed in August 2020, Wichitans were left wondering what would take over the space that once held many food trucks and was a place for people to relax and hang out. The answer is Chainlink Gallery Place and it opens to the public Saturday, July 24.

According to Harvester Arts, Chainlink Gallery Place is a place for the community to experiment, be creative, build, lounge, relax, and enjoy. At the location of the former Pop-Up Park on Douglas between Main & Market, the site is being transformed into an experimental space meant to serve as an oasis for creative activity within the heart of downtown. Chainlink Gallery Place is facilitated by Harvester Arts, in partnership with Bokeh Development, Wichita Community Foundation, Lifeboat Creative and with support from the Kansas Creative Arts & Industries Commission and Knight Foundation.

I stopped by to get a look and they are still working diligently to get everything ready.

The opening day will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free of charge. This summer and fall, Chainlink Gallery Place will host activities on the site, including food trucks, pop-up markets and creative workshops, along with rotating exhibitions.

I’m told Urban Skillet will be one of the food trucks out this weekend. Other than that, you can expect food trucks to be out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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