Sunday, April 15, 2012

Addison & Avondale Mural: Get involved!

Fringe patrons and performers are always inspired by Pilsen's beautiful murals. Chicago is a great city for public art, and in this tradition, an old viaduct is about to get a makeover in June.

Residents in the 35th Ward have been working with nationally recognized Artist and Illustrator Rafael Lopez in creating a mural. Lopez is well known for the "Nuestra Voz" poster he created for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He will be designing the mural as a gift to the city.

The design unveiling will be Thursday, April 19 at Mirabell restaurant. Those interested in attending should email Victoria Duran:

Anyone can help paint the design at the “Community Paint Day” June 21.

Those interested in helping out can contact Anna Zolkowski Sobor at (773)-725-1267, or volunteer through the Mural at Addison and Avondale page on Facebook.

Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible financial donation for scaffolding, painting supplies, and food for the volunteers can mail contributions to:

The Athletic Field Advisory Council
3546 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60618

Questions about the event can be directed to AFAC President Dennis Puhr at

**Artistic types should also check out the 2012 Chicago Fringe Design Contest!**

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