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Chicago Avenue Mural Project Ribbon Cutting

27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr at Ribbon Cutting

On Friday November 20, 2015 a Ribbon Cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the Chicago Avenue Mural Project located at 3455 - 3501 W Chicago Avenue (at the corner of St Louis Ave).  This project was created to shield vacant lots, beautify the corridor, promote inspiring messages, and create a sense of place. The West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63 envisioned the project which was brought to fruition by archi-treasures, a community development arts organization.

3501 W Chicago Ave

The artist is Matthew Hoffman who designed the nationally recognized You Are Beautiful campaign. A theme of “Give” and “Get” was the favorite based on community input and the inspiration for the messaging.  The Mural is a set of 16 positive phrases in cursive on a blue background. 

Matthew Hoffman, Tom Otto, Walter Burnett Jr, Chet Jackson, Jimmy Simmons

This project was made possible through the support of Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr, Alderman Emma Mitts, the City of Chicago, West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), West Humboldt Park Development Council, Neighborhood Housing Services, Citi Foundation & Low Income Investment Fund Partners in Progress Initiative, Chicago Community Loan Fund, archi-treasures, Dwayne Jordan, and Simeon Pawletki.

Find out more about this project on our webpage and Facebook page.

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