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A Guide to 51 Neighborhood Murals You Must See Right Now

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Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs’ ‘Greetings From Chicago’ mural is displayed in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
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Public art and murals are a big part of neighborhood life in Chicago. Though some neighborhoods are better known for large sweeping murals than others, art can be spotted in every neighborhood throughout the city. Utilizing the database on the website Mural Locator, along with our knowledge of brand spankin' new murals, we've pieced together this map of 51 neighborhood murals you really just need to go see right now. Use it as a guide to create a walking tour, or as a way to check out a neighborhood you've never been to before. Similar to classic and iconic signs, the city is full of art, and indeed art is truly everywhere. Let's get started.


This post was authored by Amanda Beemer and AJ LaTrace ·Other Outdoors Week 2014 coverage [Curbed Chicago]

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1. Mother Nature's Son

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North Western Avenue & West Bloomingdale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

This mural was painted by Puerto Rican muralist Gamaliel Ramirez, whose work appears several more times on our list.

2. Blessed Today, Blessing Tomorrow

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2245 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

This mosaic mural appears inside the St. Josaphat Parish elementary school. It is composed of custom venetian glass tile, hand cut stained glass, mirror and photographic ceramic tiles.

3. S. Chicago Metro. Family Services

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9071 South Baltimore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

Symbols in this mural include the Skyway Bridge, the Villa Guadalupe Senior Center iron fence entrance and the Pilgrim Baptist Church.

4. West Lawrence Avenue Mural

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1117 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

This mural stands alongside the Lawrence Red Line stop; its creator is unknown.

5. Mile of Murals

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6900 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

The Mile of Murals is a community-based public art initiative which began in 2007. The project's ten-year goal is to paint a full mile of murals along the CTA Red Line track from Touhy Avenue to Pratt Boulevard.

6. Boone Elementary Playground

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6710 N Washtenaw Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

Artists Lea Pinsky and Dustin Harris completed this mural in Fall, 2007. It celebrates the school's values of the arts, technology, and cultural diversity.

7. Gulliver in Wonderland

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South Wolcott Avenue & West Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Awarded artist Hector Duarte completed this mural in 2005. He has had a hand in creating over 50 murals throughout the city.

8. Wall of Daydreaming...

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South Calumet Avenue & East 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

Artists William Walker, Mitchell Caton and Santi Isrowuthakul painted this mural for the Chicago Public Art Group back in 1975. It was meant to express the people's needs, social ills, and community grievances, and was renovated in 2003 by Dayton Read.

9. Blues Mural

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4683 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

This mural had a cameo in The Blues Brothers as the exterior wall of Ray's Music Exchange.

10. Cullerton Street Mural

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1482 West Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

This agricultural mural appears at the corner of Cullerton Street and Blue Island Avenue in Pilsen.

11. Pilsen Mural

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West 21st Street & South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608

Artist Jeff Zimmerman painted this mural early in his career, back in 1996. Zimmerman is best known for his large scale, photo-realistic murals, like #15, "You Know What You Should Do."

12. Childhood is Without Prejudice

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1599 East 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

William Walker created this mural back in 1977. It has since been restored by the Chicago Public Art Group. Walker also collaborated on #8 on our list, the Wall of Daydreaming.

13. South Chicago Comes Together as One

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South Commercial Avenue & East 90th Street
Chicago, IL 60617

Gamaliel Ramirez was the lead artist on this project, along with artists from a nearby grammar school.

14. Birds of Latin America

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West Division Street & North Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60622

This is another piece by Gamaliel Ramirez, who also created #38 on our list, "Sea of Flags."

15. You Know What You Should Do

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1000 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

This mural, created by Jeff Zimmerman, is ondisplay along a wall running parallel to the Lakefront Trail and is the access point to the underpass at Oak Street Beach. The project was funded through a grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

16. Benito Juarez High School Mural

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2124 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Mexican lawyer and politician Benito Juárez oversees the creation of a new Constitution in this mural outside his namesake high school. The artist is unknown.

17. St. Michael's School Mural

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8231 South South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60617

This mural, painted by an unknown artist, depicts St. Michael the Archangel hovering over reading schoolchildren. The Chicago skyline is featured in the background.

18. Obey Album Mural

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Lower North Lake Shore Drive & East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

This extra large mural was created by celebrity artist Shepard Fairey. It lives on Grand Avenue, just west of Navy Pier.

19. Urban World at the Crossroads

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Orr Academy High School, 730 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60624

Artists John Pitman Weber and Bernard Williams, and assistant Lynn Edwards led a team of 37 teenagers in the design of this mural. It was painted on the side of Orr Academy High School in 1997.

20. I Welcome Myself to a New Place

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South Cottage Grove Avenue & East 113th Street
Chicago, IL 60628

Artists Olivia Gude, Marcus Akinlana, and Jon Pounds collaborated with local community members to create this mural. It was designed to unite the communities of Roseland and Pullman, and was painted in 1988.

21. Music Mural

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2331 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

This mural, painted by an unknown artist, prominently features musician Carlos Santana.

22. Metra Viaduct Mural

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875 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

This mural, painted by an unknown artist, appears to depict a nearby intersection.

23. WE Are DePaul 2

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900 W Belden Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Artist Mark Elder created this mural which features the Patron of DePaul University, St. Vincent DePaul. It is made up of millions of smaller portraits of students, faculty and staff.

24. Keep Loving Each Other

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119 East Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60637

Street artists Dwel, Statik, Base and Knew created this mural which appears on the exterior wall of the K.L.E.O. Keep Loving Each Other Community Family Life Center.

25. Fishing at Hogarth's Head Bay

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1108 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

Artists Beatriz Santiago Munoz and Tim Portlock painted this mural in 1995. It was co-sponsored by the Prologue High School and Chicago Public Art Group.

26. Teamster Power Mural

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340 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612

This mural, created by Myer (Mike) Alewitz, commemorates the 1997 strike against UPS. It was dedicated on October 24th 1997.

27. Love Unity Peace Hope

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1610 North Springfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

This Humboldt Park mural expresses the vibrancy of the community in which it appears. The old mural is set to be restored.

28. With Me Comes a Cure

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West Chicago Avenue & North Mayfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644

This mural was designed by Carla Carr and painted by W.Data of Critical Mass. It was commissioned by the Aids Foundation of Chicago to increase public awareness of STD’s.

29. Visual Interpretations of Pullman

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11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628

This mural was designed and created by students of the American Academy of Art in 1996. It can be found on the rear wall of the Pullman Visitor's Center.

30. It's All Knew

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North Ashland Boulevard & West Carroll Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

Jeff Zimmerman, whose work appears elsewhere on our list, painted this mural in 1999. The photorealistic faces bring life to an otherwise nondescript warehouse area.

31. Damen CTA Mural

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2001 West Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

This mural, painted by an unknown artist, spruces up a wall next to the Damen Pink Line CTA stop.

32. Where We Come From...

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1545 East 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

The full title of this oral history mural is Where We Come From...Where We're Going. Artist Olivia Gude, who also worked on #20 on our list, interviewed passerbys at the site, asking them "Where are you coming from? Where are you going?" Their varied answers formed the theme and design of the mural.

33. Vietnam Fallen Soldiers Memorial

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9100 South Brandon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

This huge mural depicts soldiers from South Chicago who were killed during the Vietnam War.

34. Joan Sebastian Mural

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1812 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Artist Terence Faircloth painted this mural, which depicts famous Grammy Award-winning Mexican singer Joan Sebastian.

35. Changing Homes

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1016 West Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Artist Juan Chavez painted this mural, which addresses the Asian immigrant experience.

36. Florence B. Price Elementary

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4351 South Drexel Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653

This abstract mural is featured on the northern exterior wall of the school. The artist is unknown.

37. Regal Theatre Mural

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1645 East 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60649

This huge mural was painted along the Western exterior wall of the theatre. The artist is unknown.

38. Sea of Flags

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West Division Street & North Campbell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

This is the final piece by muralist Gamaliel Ramirez on our list. It was inspired by a photograph taken from one of the stages during Fiesta Boricua.

39. The Beacon of Light

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West Ogden Avenue & South Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

Artist Rahmaan Statik Barnes was assisted by Max Sansing in the creation of this mural. It was painted in 2006, through the Chicago Public Art Group.

40. Viva Chicago

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West Hubbard Street & North Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60642

The Hubbard Street Murals were originally painted in the 1970s, but a few of them disappeared due to railway improvements. This panel was created by Ian Ward, who traveled from England to Chicago just to paint it.

41. South Ashland Avenue Mural

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South Ashland Avenue & West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

This mural by Jeff Zimmerman is one of three panels titled Increíbles Las Cosas Q’ Se Ven. Zimmerman, who appears elsewhere on our list, uses images of real people in his photo-realistic paintings.

42. Bezazian Public Library

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1226 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60640

This mural was designed by Janis Pozzi and painted by a group of local children. It is featured on the east wall of the building.

43. UE Hall Mural

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37 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607

Artist Dan Manrique painted this mural in 1997 on the south wall of the United Electrical Workers Union.

44. Un Milagro

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3050 West 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

The final mural on our list was created by Jeff Zimmerman in 2006. It celebrates the neighborhood of Little Village.

45. Hebru Brantley, Hollywood Cleaners

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1812 West Evergreen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Chicago's Hebru Brantley has become somewhat of a sensation in the last few years. Recently, the artist adorned the side of Wicker Park's Hollywood Cleaners with a sprawling mural.

46. Fulton Market

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West Lake Street & North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607

This whimsical mural was recently spotted in the West Loop. It depicts an older Fulton Market.

47. Untitled West Loop Mural

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West Lake Street & North Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607

This mural is so new that its paint is still drying (ok, it's not that new anymore). Add one more noteworthy mural for the West Loop.

48. Positive Babel Mural

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4167 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641

Artist Tony Sparrow painted this large mural last summer along the underpass at Irving Park Road near the Irving Park Metra station.

49. Whoot Mural

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3360 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

Another recent piece from Tony Sparrow, this mural is dedicated to the Avondale neighborhood and located on Belmont Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway.

50. Hebru Brantley Lincoln Square Mural

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4655 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Hebru Brantley left his mark on Lincoln Square earlier this year with this mural.

51. Frankie Knuckles Tribute

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2950 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

This new Logan Square mural is a tribute to the late house music legend Frankie Knuckles.

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1. Mother Nature's Son

North Western Avenue & West Bloomingdale Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

This mural was painted by Puerto Rican muralist Gamaliel Ramirez, whose work appears several more times on our list.

North Western Avenue & West Bloomingdale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

2. Blessed Today, Blessing Tomorrow

2245 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

This mosaic mural appears inside the St. Josaphat Parish elementary school. It is composed of custom venetian glass tile, hand cut stained glass, mirror and photographic ceramic tiles.

2245 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

3. S. Chicago Metro. Family Services

9071 South Baltimore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617

Symbols in this mural include the Skyway Bridge, the Villa Guadalupe Senior Center iron fence entrance and the Pilgrim Baptist Church.

9071 South Baltimore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

4. West Lawrence Avenue Mural

1117 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

This mural stands alongside the Lawrence Red Line stop; its creator is unknown.

1117 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

5. Mile of Murals

6900 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

The Mile of Murals is a community-based public art initiative which began in 2007. The project's ten-year goal is to paint a full mile of murals along the CTA Red Line track from Touhy Avenue to Pratt Boulevard.

6900 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

6. Boone Elementary Playground

6710 N Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60645

Artists Lea Pinsky and Dustin Harris completed this mural in Fall, 2007. It celebrates the school's values of the arts, technology, and cultural diversity.

6710 N Washtenaw Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

7. Gulliver in Wonderland

South Wolcott Avenue & West Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Awarded artist Hector Duarte completed this mural in 2005. He has had a hand in creating over 50 murals throughout the city.

South Wolcott Avenue & West Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

8. Wall of Daydreaming...

South Calumet Avenue & East 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60615

Artists William Walker, Mitchell Caton and Santi Isrowuthakul painted this mural for the Chicago Public Art Group back in 1975. It was meant to express the people's needs, social ills, and community grievances, and was renovated in 2003 by Dayton Read.

South Calumet Avenue & East 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

9. Blues Mural

4683 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653

This mural had a cameo in The Blues Brothers as the exterior wall of Ray's Music Exchange.

4683 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

10. Cullerton Street Mural

1482 West Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608

This agricultural mural appears at the corner of Cullerton Street and Blue Island Avenue in Pilsen.

1482 West Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

11. Pilsen Mural

West 21st Street & South Blue Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608

Artist Jeff Zimmerman painted this mural early in his career, back in 1996. Zimmerman is best known for his large scale, photo-realistic murals, like #15, "You Know What You Should Do."

West 21st Street & South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608

12. Childhood is Without Prejudice

1599 East 56th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

William Walker created this mural back in 1977. It has since been restored by the Chicago Public Art Group. Walker also collaborated on #8 on our list, the Wall of Daydreaming.

1599 East 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

13. South Chicago Comes Together as One

South Commercial Avenue & East 90th Street, Chicago, IL 60617

Gamaliel Ramirez was the lead artist on this project, along with artists from a nearby grammar school.

South Commercial Avenue & East 90th Street
Chicago, IL 60617

14. Birds of Latin America

West Division Street & North Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60622

This is another piece by Gamaliel Ramirez, who also created #38 on our list, "Sea of Flags."

West Division Street & North Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60622

15. You Know What You Should Do

1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

This mural, created by Jeff Zimmerman, is ondisplay along a wall running parallel to the Lakefront Trail and is the access point to the underpass at Oak Street Beach. The project was funded through a grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

1000 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

16. Benito Juarez High School Mural

2124 South Laflin Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Mexican lawyer and politician Benito Juárez oversees the creation of a new Constitution in this mural outside his namesake high school. The artist is unknown.

2124 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60608

17. St. Michael's School Mural

8231 South South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60617

This mural, painted by an unknown artist, depicts St. Michael the Archangel hovering over reading schoolchildren. The Chicago skyline is featured in the background.

8231 South South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60617

18. Obey Album Mural

Lower North Lake Shore Drive & East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

This extra large mural was created by celebrity artist Shepard Fairey. It lives on Grand Avenue, just west of Navy Pier.

Lower North Lake Shore Drive & East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

19. Urban World at the Crossroads

Orr Academy High School, 730 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60624

Artists John Pitman Weber and Bernard Williams, and assistant Lynn Edwards led a team of 37 teenagers in the design of this mural. It was painted on the side of Orr Academy High School in 1997.

Orr Academy High School, 730 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60624

20. I Welcome Myself to a New Place

South Cottage Grove Avenue & East 113th Street, Chicago, IL 60628

Artists Olivia Gude, Marcus Akinlana, and Jon Pounds collaborated with local community members to create this mural. It was designed to unite the communities of Roseland and Pullman, and was painted in 1988.

South Cottage Grove Avenue & East 113th Street
Chicago, IL 60628

21. Music Mural

2331 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612

This mural, painted by an unknown artist, prominently features musician Carlos Santana.

2331 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

22. Metra Viaduct Mural

875 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

This mural, painted by an unknown artist, appears to depict a nearby intersection.

875 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

23. WE Are DePaul 2

900 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Artist Mark Elder created this mural which features the Patron of DePaul University, St. Vincent DePaul. It is made up of millions of smaller portraits of students, faculty and staff.

900 W Belden Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

24. Keep Loving Each Other

119 East Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60637

Street artists Dwel, Statik, Base and Knew created this mural which appears on the exterior wall of the K.L.E.O. Keep Loving Each Other Community Family Life Center.

119 East Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60637

25. Fishing at Hogarth's Head Bay

1108 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

Artists Beatriz Santiago Munoz and Tim Portlock painted this mural in 1995. It was co-sponsored by the Prologue High School and Chicago Public Art Group.

1108 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

26. Teamster Power Mural

340 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60612

This mural, created by Myer (Mike) Alewitz, commemorates the 1997 strike against UPS. It was dedicated on October 24th 1997.

340 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612

27. Love Unity Peace Hope

1610 North Springfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

This Humboldt Park mural expresses the vibrancy of the community in which it appears. The old mural is set to be restored.

1610 North Springfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

28. With Me Comes a Cure

West Chicago Avenue & North Mayfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644

This mural was designed by Carla Carr and painted by W.Data of Critical Mass. It was commissioned by the Aids Foundation of Chicago to increase public awareness of STD’s.

West Chicago Avenue & North Mayfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644

29. Visual Interpretations of Pullman

11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628

This mural was designed and created by students of the American Academy of Art in 1996. It can be found on the rear wall of the Pullman Visitor's Center.

11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628

30. It's All Knew

North Ashland Boulevard & West Carroll Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612

Jeff Zimmerman, whose work appears elsewhere on our list, painted this mural in 1999. The photorealistic faces bring life to an otherwise nondescript warehouse area.

North Ashland Boulevard & West Carroll Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

31. Damen CTA Mural

2001 West Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608

This mural, painted by an unknown artist, spruces up a wall next to the Damen Pink Line CTA stop.

2001 West Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

32. Where We Come From...

1545 East 56th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

The full title of this oral history mural is Where We Come From...Where We're Going. Artist Olivia Gude, who also worked on #20 on our list, interviewed passerbys at the site, asking them "Where are you coming from? Where are you going?" Their varied answers formed the theme and design of the mural.

1545 East 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

33. Vietnam Fallen Soldiers Memorial

9100 South Brandon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617

This huge mural depicts soldiers from South Chicago who were killed during the Vietnam War.

9100 South Brandon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

34. Joan Sebastian Mural

1812 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Artist Terence Faircloth painted this mural, which depicts famous Grammy Award-winning Mexican singer Joan Sebastian.

1812 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60608

35. Changing Homes

1016 West Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Artist Juan Chavez painted this mural, which addresses the Asian immigrant experience.

1016 West Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640

36. Florence B. Price Elementary

4351 South Drexel Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60653

This abstract mural is featured on the northern exterior wall of the school. The artist is unknown.

4351 South Drexel Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653

37. Regal Theatre Mural

1645 East 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60649

This huge mural was painted along the Western exterior wall of the theatre. The artist is unknown.

1645 East 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60649

38. Sea of Flags

West Division Street & North Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

This is the final piece by muralist Gamaliel Ramirez on our list. It was inspired by a photograph taken from one of the stages during Fiesta Boricua.

West Division Street & North Campbell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

39. The Beacon of Light

West Ogden Avenue & South Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

Artist Rahmaan Statik Barnes was assisted by Max Sansing in the creation of this mural. It was painted in 2006, through the Chicago Public Art Group.

West Ogden Avenue & South Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

40. Viva Chicago

West Hubbard Street & North Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60642

The Hubbard Street Murals were originally painted in the 1970s, but a few of them disappeared due to railway improvements. This panel was created by Ian Ward, who traveled from England to Chicago just to paint it.

West Hubbard Street & North Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60642

41. South Ashland Avenue Mural

South Ashland Avenue & West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

This mural by Jeff Zimmerman is one of three panels titled Increíbles Las Cosas Q’ Se Ven. Zimmerman, who appears elsewhere on our list, uses images of real people in his photo-realistic paintings.

South Ashland Avenue & West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

42. Bezazian Public Library

1226 West Ainslie Street, Chicago, IL 60640

This mural was designed by Janis Pozzi and painted by a group of local children. It is featured on the east wall of the building.

1226 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60640

43. UE Hall Mural

37 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607

Artist Dan Manrique painted this mural in 1997 on the south wall of the United Electrical Workers Union.

37 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607

44. Un Milagro

3050 West 26th Street, Chicago, IL 60623

The final mural on our list was created by Jeff Zimmerman in 2006. It celebrates the neighborhood of Little Village.

3050 West 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

45. Hebru Brantley, Hollywood Cleaners

1812 West Evergreen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

Chicago's Hebru Brantley has become somewhat of a sensation in the last few years. Recently, the artist adorned the side of Wicker Park's Hollywood Cleaners with a sprawling mural.

1812 West Evergreen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

46. Fulton Market

West Lake Street & North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

This whimsical mural was recently spotted in the West Loop. It depicts an older Fulton Market.

West Lake Street & North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607

47. Untitled West Loop Mural

West Lake Street & North Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607

This mural is so new that its paint is still drying (ok, it's not that new anymore). Add one more noteworthy mural for the West Loop.

West Lake Street & North Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607

48. Positive Babel Mural

4167 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60641

Artist Tony Sparrow painted this large mural last summer along the underpass at Irving Park Road near the Irving Park Metra station.

4167 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641

49. Whoot Mural

3360 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

Another recent piece from Tony Sparrow, this mural is dedicated to the Avondale neighborhood and located on Belmont Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway.

3360 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

50. Hebru Brantley Lincoln Square Mural

4655 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Hebru Brantley left his mark on Lincoln Square earlier this year with this mural.

4655 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

51. Frankie Knuckles Tribute

2950 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

This new Logan Square mural is a tribute to the late house music legend Frankie Knuckles.

2950 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647