Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wabash Arts Corridor Gets Influx of New Murals

Looks like the Wabash Arts Corridor is getting some new artwork.  A reader writes:
I heard this was the (continuous, neighborhood) work of Columbia art students. My back windows face the back of this building on Michigan Ave (approximately at 1100 S. Wabash):

A little further south on Wabash, this gem is taking shape.  Another reader provides this beaut:

A couple of weeks ago we posted about the corridor's "Big Walls" program and recently Chicagobusiness.com provided some more background and images of the new additions to the area:
Local and international artists will have their work displayed for the next six months in the South Loop as part of an initiative led by a local college that aims to add some zest to the area of Wabash Avenue between Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road.  
Columbia College Chicago, a private liberal arts college in the South Loop, has been placing art installations throughout the area since 2013 as part of an initiative titled the Wabash Arts Corridor to connect with local businesses in the neighborhood, said Mark Kelly, Wabash Arts Corridor chair and Columbia's vice president for student success. 
Renderings for a mural by Amuse 126, left, and one by Czr Prz.
Rendering of a mural by Sarah Stewart and Lady Lucx.
Rendering of a mural by Columbia College Chicago alumnus Justus Roe.
Great stuff - simply amazing!

(Hat tip: CN, JH, DP!)

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