MILE OF MURALS : A Rogers Park Project

WELCOME! We are pleased to announce our two projects for 2017.

On the Pratt underpass at Glenwood, Gretchen Hasse has been selected from our Call for Artists. She painted a text and image based mural that celebrates that spirit of inclusion and diversity that is central to the values of Rogers Park. On the north end of Glenwood and Estes, artists from the Roman Susan Art Foundation honored the artwork of local artist and proprietor Thomas Kong in a mural entitled "Be Happy". You can read more about Be Happy here.

The Mile of Murals is a community-based public art initiative in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, located on the far north side of the city. Click HERE for the map of the area. The project began in 2007, with the intention to nurture, promote, and celebrate the arts-centered identity of Rogers Park. Over the last six years, the Mile of Murals has commissioned ten beautiful large-scale works, consisting of five block-long pieces, three viaducts, and one overpass: totaling of over 14,000 sq feet of painted walls. Our ten-year project goal is to paint a full mile of murals along the CTA Red Line track from Estes Avenue to Pratt Boulevard along the Glenwood Avenue train line. The project will result in 19 large-scale murals: ten block-long walls, seven viaduct walls, and two overpasses. New artists and themes are selected annually through a rigorous selection process juried by arts professionals and community leaders. Mile of Murals is proudly sponsored by the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Clark/Morse/Glenwood Special Service Area (SSA#24).

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