If you've spent time in city parks this summer you may have noticed trees being transformed. The Chicago Park District has teamed with a local sculptor's group to turn trees that were condemned into public art. The stay of execution for the mighty elms, ash and locust trees is also an opportunity for artists to make a very public impression. Jay Shefsky is on the Artbeat.
View a slideshow.
View a map of painted tree locations.
* Arts reporting on Chicago Tonight is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.