Oak Street Beach

Oak Street Beach, with its nearly mile-and-a-half stretch of sand and shore and sights to see, is a beautiful place in any season. It's a perennial favorite of Chicagoans, who easily spend a few hours here just taking in the sights (natural or otherwise). Summer may be the time when the masses come out to swim in the lake, walk or bike along the Lakefront Trail, enjoy drinks and food al fresco and watch fellow beachgoers and passersby. But any time is the perfect time to check out one particularly noteworthy aspect in this area east of Lake Shore Drive: an ambitious, and massive, piece of public art.