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Where To Find Amazing Murals in Chicago

After speaking about street art in Chicago from our last post (10 Midwest Street Artists to Know in 2019). We received quite a few inquiries on where to find good street art in the city for an up close and personal look. There are amazing individual works scattered throughout Chicago, but there are also places where you can find a collection of captivating murals all together. Here's some of our favorite spots.  16th St Murals  922 W. 16th St. This 2 mile...

10 Midwest Street Artists To Know In 2019

Over the past decade the Midwest street art scene (particularly Chicago) has heavily evolved. Chicago has become a new hub for street art. Aside from a few very popular names that the majority of residents know about, there are artists who've made some serious progress over the past years. Street artists often work together and push one another to evolve their talent. These creatives have blessed the midwest with their public displays of style and can be looked at as...

Meet Chicago Stencil Art Virtuoso: Trip One

From the outside looking in, it's natural for many to think stencil art is easier than freehand art. That's until you give a painter a box cutter and spray paint, the main tools used by Chicago emerging artist Trip One. His style derives from artists like Blek le Rat ( Founder of the Stencil Movement) and an artist mostly everyone knows: Banksy. The imagery found in his work is comparable to artists like Mike Mozart. Who also goes by...

From Behind Bars to Behind a Canvas: Arthur J Williams Jr.

The last place most people would expect to ever start a new career would be in prison. However, Arthur J Williams Jr. states otherwise... "When I got to the joint I had to do something with my time."Let's rewind all the way back to 1992 where this all first began. Arthur became an artist long before he ever realized it. Using his connections, he spent $300 on royal linen paper. It wasn't going to be used to draw on or...

One Emerging Artist You Should Know About: Mark Cesarik

While you won’t find Chicago based artist, Mark Cesarik posting regular selfies on his Instagram, you will find him in his studio daily.  “I’ve Never Been More Motivated In My Life” Like other great artists, his passion started early. His innate desire of putting pen on paper, even if it was just to doodle in class led him deeper into the art world as his life progressed. “I got into doodling more and more. Then comic books and other things started to take shape from there.” He...

Prolific Artist, Wij…Releases Free Original Work In The Desert

Last week, Phoenix based artist Wij...buried one of his original works. That's right.. we said ORIGINAL work, not a print. A piece that would regularly be sold for over a grand was hidden deep in the desert. A video was later released giving those a chance to find it using nothing but latitude and longitude coordinates. Those determined to find the artwork were warned by Wij... to " WATCH FOR RATTLESNAKES! "   So why go through all the trouble to bury a painting? Here's what...

A Rare Breed – Interview With Mesmerizing Chicago Street Artist Rawooh

Chicago native Raul Ramirez, better know as “Rawooh” is an artist we’ve had our eyes on over the past year. Our first introduction to him personally was through his long time friend and artist: ReviseCMW. After getting to know him for a bit, you will find that he’s an artist who is not motivated by money at all. What motivates Rawooh is creation. Even though he has over a decade of experience in the art world as both a...

AntBen’s Stunning Chicago Tribute Mural

Back in November 2017, Chicago artist Antonio Beniquez was responsible for the calligraphy letters for the West Side Neighborhood that spelled out "Humboldt". More recently the artist set his sights on higher grounds with a rooftop dedication piece to the City of Chicago.     "The point of it was to be able to see it looking out of your window. While you're flying in or out of the city and try to spot it. It engages with people to create a hunt."   When...

A LOVE FOR THE STREETS

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or Singles Awareness Day, the subject of love is the air. With that said, we have compiled 15 of the most inspiring street art images from the past decade revolving around the topic of love. From romance to heartbreak and everything in between. Let the countdown begin. 15. Morley " If You're Still Reading This " 14. Dolk " Dagger " 13. London Kaye " Leaking Love " 12. La Staa " One " 11. Alex Senna " Untitled " 10. Dede " Heart Hunt " 9....

Limited Numbers

Rawooh & ReviseCMW met back in 2005 during an artist sketch event. Rather than look at one another as competition, they saw the talent in each other. Over the past decade, they have collaborated on murals throughout Chicago and spent many long nights developing their individual styles. If either hears of an upcoming show or event, they always invite the other. The simplicity of it is, they've helped each other grow. However, of all those years they've never done...

The Path to Becoming a Full Time Artist…

While there are millions of artists in the world, only a select amount are able to live a comfortable life off of their work; and when I say comfortable, I am not talking about just simply getting by, but to get ahead in life. So what does it take to live off your artwork? What sort of mentality do you need? How many hours per day or week are needed? With the hopes to help other artists climb the ranks...