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Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection system in the world and an innovative platform for public art that covers nearly three acres of the river façade of theMART, an iconic Art Deco masterpiece, formerly known as The Merchandise Mart, that opened in 1930 along the banks of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. The transformative project, privately funded by Vornado Realty Trust, launched with the inaugural set of projections on September 29, 2018, attracting more than 32,000 people. It has quickly emerged as a major international cultural destination. Past artists who have created work for Art on theMART include Diana Thater, Charles Atlas, Petra Cortright, Jan Tichy and Jason Salavon. Art on theMART is typically active one hour per evening, seven evenings per week and 9 months a year, based on an agreement with the City of Chicago.