Rylee Tan

Sonryze — one of three artists collaborating on the unfinished work — hopes it will be ‘the antidote to a year of negativity’ for those who view it.
The viaduct at West 49th and South Honore streets in Back of the Yards is now filled with colorful street art that came together ‘spur of the moment.’
Commissioned in 1936, the ‘History of Ships’ mural had a tumultuous past before finding a new home at the Chicago Maritime Museum.
Artist FRILLZ says he wanted the mural to capture a sense of the Southwest Side neighborhood, and ‘light the way’ for kids there.
The mural at Lake and Peoria streets is the work of five Chicago artists.
The art that decorates the walls outside Kimski, 960 W. 31st St., can change every month or so. But the message they carry is constant — that art is ‘necessary and essential.’
Over the last year, a series of murals have gone up in the Southwest Side neighborhood. Beauty is one aim. So are empowering young artists and celebrating Latino culture.
One mural in Logan Square and another in the West Loop memorialize the hip-hop star. ‘I saw him as a creative muse,’ one of the mural artists says.