Tag: street art

Artist Feature — RODNEY DURAN

Artist Feature — RODNEY DURAN
I discovered artist Rodney Duran (aka Hot Rod) at the Clifton Street Art Gallery in Uptown. I became hooked on his art because it’s eye-catching, imaginative, and colorful. I applaud Rodney for using various subjects and mediums to create his thought-provoking art. My mural findings The first mural I laid eyes on is “Bison.” Would... Read more »

A day full of masterpieces

Mural by @dredske Milwaukee Avenue had not been the same since Revolution Brewing – Brewpub closed their doors for the winter. The pub reopened on April 7th and I was thirsty! I took a day off from work to celebrate, arriving the moment they opened to secure a prime window seat. I didn’t need a... Read more »

Wabash Arts Corridor wants your vote!

“China Truborn” by Louise Jones I have some exciting news and I hope you will share my enthusiasm. Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) has been nominated for USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2021 Award for best arts district. I have been a fan of WAC for years and tickled pink for their well-deserved nomination. Who is... Read more »
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Immerse yourself in Chinatown and its art

I think of Chinatown as a cultural experience that temporarily takes me to another world without needing a plane. I haven’t visited in a while and was curious about some art, new and old. I made a point of exploring in light of the Lunar New Year with 2021 being the “Year of the Ox.”... Read more »

Artist Feature - Czr Prz

Whale mural at Pilot Project Brewing I’m excited for a new series that will feature some of my favorite local artists. Let’s begin with Czr Prz, whom I have followed on Instagram for years. I’m attracted to his artwork for many reasons including his use of bold colors and interesting subjects. I admire the way... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »