Friends of Lakeview, a leading organization supporting the display of public art throughout Chicago’s largest community area, is currently accepting qualifications from artists and arts organizations interested in activating public spaces in West Lakeview with original works of art. Friends of Lakeview and its partner entity, Special Service Area (SSA) 27, have identified opportunities to create approximately 15 small- and large-scale murals throughout West Lakeview in 2019. A majority of these projects are planned for the Lakeview Low-Line—a one-of a kind project that re-envisions the half-mile space beneath the CTA ‘L’ tracks between Southport and Lincoln avenues as an exciting Chicago art destination and a fun and dynamic path connecting Lakeview.
This Request for Qualifications seeks information about artists practicing in any discipline, although there is a short-term need and strong preference for visual artists who can create two-dimensional murals as described above. Applicants who apply via this Request for Qualifications may be selected for a 2019 project site, or if opportunities are not identified for an artist as part of the 2019 jury process, applicants may be considered for different projects in a future year. All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019 in order to be considered for current or future projects. Due to the volume of applications, we kindly request that you do not contact us and will notify all applicants about the status of their submissions at the conclusion of the current jury round.
Apply today at www.lakeviewchamber.com/art.