Artists are putting the finishing touches on a new mural in Chicago's Sauganash community on the northwest side. Commissioned by the Chicago Public Art Group, the mixed-media mural fills the walls of an empty bicycle underpass at the corner of Peterson Avenue and Kostner Avenue. Watch the video montage of the Sauganash Mural on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.
You may notice small photos emblazoned on some of the mural’s tiles. These are personal photos that came from local residents, who were allowed to submit their favorite pictures in exchange for sponsoring part of the mural. The Chicago Public Art Group estimates the mural’s total cost will be around $70,000 by the time it’s completed in September.
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