Tag: street art

Experiment at Pilot Project

I was intrigued by the name when I learned about Pilot Project Brewing through my street art account on Instagram. I saw a post about a phenomenal large-scale mural on the brewery’s exterior wall by local artist Czr Prz and couldn’t wait to check it out. I believe art not only enhances a brewery’s aesthetics, but... Read more »

My First Mural Tour, Belgian-Style

I traveled to Liège, Belgium several years ago and met a lovely couchsurfer (Francoise) through my host. We hit it off and kept in touch through Facebook. Francoise makes frequent trips to Chicago; however, we had not been able to connect for some time. She is also an avid street art fan and enjoys my... Read more »

Metal and Burgers and Beer, Oh My!

Kuma’s Corner is celebrated for their killer burgers and heavy metal music theme. Even the burgers show this with names like Iron Maiden and Slayer.  Admittedly, I have yet to indulge in one. What keeps me coming back is their solid beer menu. Imperial Brown Ale on a Beautiful Day I headed to the patio at Kuma’s Corner... Read more »
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A Milwaukee Daycation

Milwaukee is a hidden jewel less than two hours from Chicago. Both cities have similarities including outstanding breweries, buzzworthy restaurants, and a prime location along Lake Michigan. It’s an easy daycation from Chicago, even if you don’t want to drive because you can take a bus or train. Goals For The Day I had four... Read more »

A Bevy of Murals and Beer at District Brew Yards

My visit to District Brew Yards is the perfect opportunity to introduce a new blog title and content. My greatest passion is street art; therefore, I wanted that to be inclusive in the blog. The next few posts may be heavy on art since I have a lot of cool material to share. Colorful Murals The... Read more »

Activate Your Summer in the Loop

You know summer has materialized after attending the first Activate, hosted by the Chicago Loop Alliance. I’m more thrilled over these pop-up events than the season itself. In my own words, Activate is about locating a secret alley, partying with strangers who are as excited as you, jamming to live music, and being mesmerized by... Read more »
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Striking Murals in Logan Square

  Logan Square is an appreciable neighborhood for discovering impressive street art. Most of these beauts were found in and around Milwaukee Street near the California blue line stop. Please show the tagged artists some love and enjoy!   Follow my journey https://www.instagram.com/sherlovesstreetart/

Fist Bump at Revolution Brewpub

Revolution Brewing produces interesting, top-rate beers and they are one of my favorite breweries. My recent visit to their fine Logan Square establishment was twofold – beer and street art. The brewpub is conveniently located within walking distance to the California blue line stop. The space is warm and inviting, and the tap handles are... Read more »

Hubbard Street is Becoming so Vibrant

I have decided to combine two of my greatest passions into one blog. I will be posting about my street art discoveries in addition to beer posts. I’m excited about this introductory post because it involves a new mural project on Hubbard Street. This thoroughfare is becoming extremely vibrant thanks to the following talented artists: ... Read more »
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My Addictions (Blogapalooz-Hour)

On the last Wednesday of every month, ChicagoNow bloggers participate in “Blogapalooz-Hour.” This is an optional writing exercise in which a topic is given to the bloggers and they have one hour to complete the post. The February 2018 topic: “What are things you can’t go without?” Here is my first stab at a Blogapalooz-Hour:  I... Read more »