07/17/2012 01:48 pm ET

Yarn Bombing In Chicago: Logan Square Street Gets A Makeover Ahead Of Arts Festival (PHOTOS)

A street in the heart of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood has gotten a colorful makeover thanks to a recent yarn bombing.

The 2600 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, between Kedzie Avenue and Sawyer Avenue, has been decorated with dozens upon dozens of yarn-based creations adorning a number of its trees, bike racks, fences, parking pay boxes and other surfaces.

Yarn bombing is a international phenomenon also sometimes referred to as graffiti knitting, guerrilla knitting or yarnstorming.

The colorful pieces debuted Saturday, according to the Logan Square Yarn Bomb blog, ahead of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, which begins Friday. The creations were the end result of a series of community knit-ins held in advance of the installation.

Among the most impressive pieces is a long, multicolored "snake" that covers a bike rack near the Logan Square Blue Line station.

We snapped a few photos of the multi-hued decor -- and we must admit we're still somewhat perplexed by how a few of these were installed:



Yarnbombing In Logan Square