Chicago-based street artists are working tirelessly to change our perceptions of public art. They’re using murals as a way to address social issues and to spark dialogue around controversial topics. As a female in a male-dominated industry, artist Sam Kirk is pushing boundaries in more ways than one… She’s our first featured artist in a new series, ‘Word On The Street.’
When Chicago-based artist Sam Kirk was 15 years old, she was outed by a teacher at her all-girls private Catholic school. ... Or that she would one day become one of the first women to ever participate at CASAMOUJA, Casablanca’s annual street art festival. ... When it came time for college ...
The Chicago Rainbow Pride Crosswalks project will link up the gold and ... The piece is by artists Sandra Antongiorgi, Andy Bellomo, and Sam Kirk—and the first in a series of LGBTQ tribute murals. May 2019
In Sam Kirk’s shared Pilsen studio at the Chicago Art Department, there are desks and a couple of small colorful portraits on the wall. They serve as a sharp contrast to the white walls accustomed to a flurry of monthly exhibits. One of the walls is a high partition that nearly hides the small but clearly busy space.
Pilsen is known in Chicago for its public art and, in particular, its many colorful and distinct murals along 16th Street and beyond. Murals distinguish the neighborhood as a center not only of Mexican culture but of creativity and self-expression.
El Paseo Boricua on Chicago’s North Side welcomed a new addition to its collection of public art. “Las Puertas del Paseo Boricua” is a collection of 16 doors along Division Street in Humboldt Park. They were painted by 13 local artists.
On Sept. 29, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th Ward), Howard Brown Health, Northalsted Business Alliance and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events unveiled a mural featuring queer interdisciplinary artist and holistic healer Kiam Marcelo Junio at the corner of 3245 N. Halsted St.
We’re thrilled to partner with Pilsen Fest and Sam Kirk to kick off The 77 Project: a storytelling project to shine a light on some of the many impactful organizations and individuals doing positive work right here in the city of Chicago.