Murals and Mosaics

A series that aims to capture, catalogue and celebrate the beauty of Chicago’s streets, as seen through its public art.

“Whenever I walked in to a barber shop, there was an immediate sense of respect and positivity,” says the artist, who did the mural to promote a Lyric Opera production with a barber shop theme.
Mexican artist Raul Sisniega, who did the painting in 2021, says the resilience of Pilsen residents was “something worth talking about” in the mural.

Interactive map of Chicago’s murals and mosaics

Each point on the map is clickable, with a photo, description and sometimes a link to a story about the mural. You can zoom in to focus on a particular neighborhood or suburb.

After more than 100 years, the vibrancy of the windows and the mural were hidden by dirt, leading supporters of the church to embark on a campaign to restore the artistic treasures to their original glory.