Earlier this year we told you about how 49th Ward residents had voted to spend part of its $1.3 million “menu money” on both CTA L station amenities and murals for underpasses. It was part of what 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore called “participatory budgeting.”
On Aug. 21 and 22, ward residents voted to select 12 of 24 proposals for murals. The murals will be painted on CTA underpasses at Chase, Columbia, Fargo, Pratt, and Touhy. Murals also will brighten Metra underpasses at Estes, Farwell, Greenleaf, Morse, Pratt, Rogers, and Touhy.
Each artist will get a stipend of $5,500 to complete the mural. All 24 mural proposals can be viewed here.