If you live or work in the South Loop, you may have noticed it has become more eye-catching with some new door art known as “Corri-doors.” While large-scale murals have hung around for some time, the artsy doors are a new project by Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) in partnership with Columbia College. I have always had a “thing” for doors, so I find this quite appealing.
7 Painted Doors
Per a press release provided by the curator, Yvvi Atanasov, the goal was to choose 7 doors in the South Loop close to Columbia College campus to create unique murals by students and recent alumni. This outdoor art exhibition further enhances the Corridor while being a low-cost, high-impact public art project to engage new audiences to see what’s happening at Columbia and WAC. Photos courtesy of Wabash Arts Corridor.
Where to Find These Beauties
The addresses/artist names for the Corri-doors are as follows:
- 777 S. State St. — alley garage door by artist Megan Troglio.
- 599 S. Plymouth Ct. — artist Evan Kasle.
- 737 S. Wabash Ave. (three doors from Balbo to 8th St.) — by artists Erik Salgado, Melanie Vazquez, and Lillian Cozzens. Also, the alley behind the Blackstone Hotel by artist Tara Hamilton.
- Please note – the project is awaiting the 7th door to be painted.