MILE OF MURALS: A Rogers Park Project

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 15 years, the Mile of Murals has commissioned 15 beautiful large-scale works, consisting of 7 block-long pieces, 7 viaducts, and one overpass: totaling over 16,000 sq feet of painted walls.

Our 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 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).

The Mile of Murals Committee is updating its plans to complete the remaining walls and maintenance of existing walls. In 2021 they will be working to ensure the protection and preservation of existing murals and doing repairs and maintenance work. If you are an artist and you are interested in being included in future RFPs or would like to submit a proposal for future walls please complete the qualification form below.

Mile of Murals Artist Qualification Form

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