Rogers Park residents are invited to tour of the newest segment of the Mile of Murals project Sunday at the Heartland Café, according to a Triblocal report.
The Mile of Murals art walk will take place from 1-4 p.m. All guests are encouraged to meet at the Heartland Café before the walk begins.
The project is located along the mile of concrete embankment of the CTA Red Line tracks on Glenwood Avenue from Pratt Boulevard to Touhy Avenue.
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.
Artists represented in the fourth installation of the “Mile of Murals” include an eclectic mix of public school art teachers, graffiti artists, oil painters, printmakers, mural artists, graphic designers and more.
The Mile of Murals project is a collaboration of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, the Rogers Park Business Alliance, community and youth groups and individual artists, and cooperation from Alderman Joe Moore, the CTA and the Department of Streets and Sanitation.
“As we create this mile of murals, we are making a world-class piece of public mural art that will attract visitors to the neighborhood and add to the quality of life for residents,” said Kimberly Bares, Executive Director of the Rogers Park Business Alliance. “We are delighted to utilize the talents of local artists by creating a lasting artwork that represents the rich history of the Rogers Park area.”
For more information, call the Rogers Park Business Alliance at 773-508-5885 or visit www.rogers-park.com.