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An Art Cart is a unique creation that is radically stunning and heavily modified from it’s original cart form, (usually) permanently. Art carts embody the creative spirit of their creators and the CHIditarod, and stretch the limits of cart-based art in dynamic, engaging, and safe ways.
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Photo Credit: Anita Birsa
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Photo Credit: Chelsea Ross

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Photo Credit: Chris Peters

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Photo Credit: Chris Peters

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Photo Credit: Christine Rosa

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Photo Credit: Geri Mulso

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Photo Credit: Kathy Rojahn

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Photo Credit: Katie Flessner

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Photo Credit: Mairin Wisnewski Boswell

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Photo Credit: Mairin Wisnewski Boswell

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Photo Credit: Michael Egon Schiele

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Photo Credit: Francis DyBuncio

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Photo Credit: Francis DyBuncio

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Photo Credit: Milosh Kosanovich

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Photo Credit: Milosh Kosanovich

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Photo Credit: Milosh Kosanovich

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Photo Credit: Milosh Kosanovich

Chiditarod participants flex their creative muscles every year with over-the-top and clever costumes. There are favorites every year that stand out to fellow racers, volunteers, judges, everyone!
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Photo Credit: Brijeet K Dhaliwal

2015-mikemccawley

Photo Credit: Mike McCawley

2014-mark-bergeron

Photo Credit: Mark Bergeron

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Photo Credit: Mark Bergeron

2013-kristie-shanley

Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

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Photo Credit: Mark Bergeron

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Photo Credit: Mark Bergeron

2014-kristie-shanley

Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

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Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

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Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

2010-vajazzels-justing-goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

2010-costume-justin

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

2009-andrew-scarpelli

Photo Credit: Andrew Scarpelli

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Photo Credit: Brijeet K Dhaliwal

Every year teams go above and beyond on their cart theme, decor, coordinating costumes, themed bribes. Each year teams stick out in everyone’s mind for going all out.
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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Mark Bergeron

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Photo Credit: Mark Bergeron

2014-sgc

Photo Credit: Secret Gentlemen’s Club

2014-mark-bergeron

Photo Credit: Mark Bergeron

2013-kristis-shanley

Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

2010-epic-cart-justin-goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

2010-cart-andy-crowe

Photo Credit: Andy Crowe

Photos from our previous grant recipients, all who are working hard to fight hunger and food inequality in Chicago and the surrounding areas.
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Purple Asparagus

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Purple Asparagus

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Peterson Garden Project

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Peterson Garden Project

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Neighbor Space Hermitage

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Greater Chicago Food Depository
Photo Credit: Milosh Kosanovich

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Garfield Park Community Council

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Gardeneers

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Gardeneers

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Cooperation Operation

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Cooperation Operation

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Chicago Lights

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Carlson Community Services

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Angelic Organics

The design contest opens each year to allow anyone to design the year’s patch.
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The yard, where the starting line is, is the morning’s epicenter of fun and gathering before the race begins. Once the race officially begins teams fly out of the gate and out onto the streets of Chicago to race for glory and to fight hunger.

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Photo Credit: Clarence Risher

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Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

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Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

2013-start-paul-crisanti

Photo Credit: Paul Crisanti

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Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

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Photo Credit: Daniel Fox

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Photo Credit: Kristie Shanley

2010-start-andy-crowe

Photo Credit: Andy Crowe

2010-food-drop-justin-goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

2007-start-roller-blades-on-ice-ee-justin-goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

2007-start-justin-goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

2007-start-andrew-otto

Photo Credit: Andrew Otto

While we appreciate and love all of our teams who race, some teams put a little more effort in than others. Here are some of our favorite teams who maybe didn’t spend as much time on cart decoration.

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

streamers_cardboard_12_justin_goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

streamers_cardboard_13_justin_goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

streamers_cardboard_6_justin_goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

streamers_cardboard_5_justin_goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

streamers_cardboard_4_justin_goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

streamers_cardboard_3_justin_goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

streamers_cardboard_2_justin_goh

Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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Photo Credit: Justin Goh

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