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Tour Rogers Park’s Mile of Murals - Sunday

Posted on October 08, 2010

The Mile Of Murals Project is a community public art project where we are creating an entire mile of murals along the mile of concrete embankment of the CTA Redline tracks on Glenwood Avenue from Pratt (6800 N) to Touhy (7200 N) on both sides of the tracks. 

Each year, one or more blocks are selected to be painted and there is a call for muralists; artists are selected through a community process and a theme is developed for the artist. 

When all blocks are completed, this will be a world class piece of public mural art that will attract visitors to the neighborhood and add to the quality of life for residents.  Up to this point, four blocks of murals have been completed as well as several viaducts.

The Mile of Murals project is a collaboration of artists, business, community and government.  Funded by Special Service Area #24, this is a unique collaboration of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, the Rogers Park Business Alliance, community and youth groups and individual artists with cooperation from Alderman Joe Moore, the CTA and Streets and Sanitation Dept.

Bringing art to the community helps vitalize the neighborhood, adding to the quality of life for residents, supporting artists in the community and attracting visitors to our commercial and arts and entertainment district.

Mile Of Murals Art Walk
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Heartland Cafe
          7000 N. Glenwood

For additional information visit
http://www.rogers-park.com

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