See the Swing Set Drum Kit during Chicago Artists Month

Chicago Artists Month 2013

It’s official! The Swing Set Drum Kit is a part of Chicago Artists Month 2013

We are thrilled to let you know that this fall you can visit the Swing Set Drum Kit in neighborhoods all over Chicago as part of Chicago Artists Month!

Come see us in the following neighborhoods:

Edgewater / Uptown – Sept. 28 & 29, Oct. 5 & 6

South Shore / South Chicago – Oct. 13

East Garfield Park – Oct. 26

We’ll create events on the Facebook page for SSDK ( and keep you posted of swing times and event details. Give us a like and stay current on when you can swing on Dave Ford’s playful interactive sculpture, Swing Set Drum Kit.


Dave Ford’s Swing Set Drum Kit is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit


About Dave Ford

An avid collector of handwritten grocery lists, Dave Ford graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in 1993. Afterward, in typical American folklore fashion, Mr. Ford moved to the art dormitory of the eastern U.S., also known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There he continued making art, participated in group shows and began creating his “Truck Drawings.” The drawings, which document the truck’s movement with dozens of pencils, proved to be fruitful and were featured in the sixth edition of Dave Eggers', McSweeneys in 2000. This attention generated several commissioned drawings and with the artist’s subsequent move to El Paso, Texas, long distant drawings to Connecticut and San Francisco became logistically possible. The opportunity to do a live drawing from the El Paso-Juarez Border to Grand Rapids for the Artprize event has re-invigorated the truck idea. Dave Ford is currently living in Evanston, Illinois, where he is working on a Swing Set Drum Kit piece.
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