The mission of the Chicago Public Art Group is to unite artists and communities in partnership to produce quality public art and to extend and transform the tradition of collaborative, community involved, public artwork.
The MLK Memorial has Opened
Chicago Public Art Group invites you to join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's historic march through Chicago's Marquette Park. The Inner-City Muslim Action Network partnered with CPAG artists John Pitman Weber and Sonja Henderson and to honor the Chicago Freedom Movement and the heroic efforts in 1966 to protest segregated housing.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Living Memorial is located on the South West corner of 67th and Kedzie Avenue. More information about the memorial can be found at http://www.mlkmemorialchicago.org/.
MLK Memorial in the News
See the interview with Rami Nashashihi, Executive Director of the Inner City Muslim Action Network about the MLK Living Memorial: Copy and paste this address: http://abc7chicago.com/politics/newsviews-anniversary-of-mlks-march-through-marquette-park/1450155/.
Our goals have remained consistent over more than 45 historic years of art making.
- Design public art projects in partnership with the communities while maintaining a high level of artistic quality.
- Introduce creative skills to children and adults, thereby providing them with tools to articulate their ideas and observations and the confidence to transform their physical environment.
- Train and educate professional artists in the process of creating community responsive art projects, enabling them to become responsible leaders in the field of public art.
- Educate communities to the social and aesthetic possibilities of collaborative public art.
View projects all over Chicagoland with our public art map. Zoom in on your neighborhood and see what projects are there. Want to know more about a mural you pass by everyday? Click on each site for more information!
For over 45 years our artists have worked with and for Chicago communities to create collaborative, high-quality public art!