Have you ever dreamed of creating a mural, but lack the artistic ability? Or wanted to discourage offensive graffiti in a kind way?
Thanks to Chicago-based initiative We All Live Here (WALH) and the West Loop Community Organization, now you can do both. Through Oct. 15, they’re calling on all Chicagoans to help create a 6,400-tile mosaic planet in the West Loop — one of the largest community art projects in the nation.
Here’s how to get involved: Purchase a colored tile ($25) and step into the lift. You’ll be raised up so you can adhere the tile onto the brick facade yourself, and your name will get added to a plaque next to the mural. The proceeds go toward WALH’s ACT programming in local schools.
Though the 40-by-40-foot mural will be complete, the project doesn’t end Oct. 15. WALH will launch an online version, so people across the city, state, country and even world can add their names to “populate” the pixelated planet.
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