ABOVE: Embracing Culture, detail, Sonja Henderson and Mirtes Zwierzynski, mosaic tile, Cook County Health Center, 2019. Photo: Marc Monaghan


Chicago Public Art Group is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that brings artists and communities together to produce high-quality public art, extending and transforming the tradition of collaborative, community-involved public artwork.

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CPAG’s Mission:

CPAG’s goals have remained consistent during more than 47 years of making public art.

  • To design public art projects in partnership with the communities while maintaining a high level of artistic quality. To introduce creative skills to children and adults, providing them with tools to articulate their ideas and the confidence to transform their physical environment. To train and educate professional artists in creating community-responsive art projects, enabling them to become responsible leaders in the field of public art. To educate communities to the social and aesthetic possibilities of collaborative public art.