top of page

Project :: City of Chicago's Year of Public Art

In 2017, the city of Chicago mayor declared “the Year of Public Art is a celebration of the lasting contributions the arts make to communities across Chicago.”  Full article here


Selected by the 1st Ward Alderman's Office for the 50/50 neighborhood arts project, supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the mural by Miguel A. Del Real called "Embracing Life" is displayed at 1211 W Chicago Ave - west of Ashland Ave. 


Curated by Greg Lunceford, DCASE, and Rocio Varela, 1st Ward Alderman's Office - with community engagement and feedback from the West Town Chamber of Commerce and students from area high schools, plus on-site permissions and parking lot support provided by 2FM & COPA.
bottom of page