Top 11 Best Cities In America For Street Art

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a very large city with lots and lots of public art and many many murals, but special attention is due to the outstanding, ornate murals that you will find in Chicago’s underpasses.

Created by the Chicago Public Art Group, which formed in 1971, the massive pieces found in the underpasses along Lake Shore Dr are less murals than they are mosaics, utilizing a «bricolage» technique that combines acrylic paint with broken pieces of ceramic tile, pieces of mirrors, photographs, and other three-dimensional objects for pieces of public art that connect and educate communities and captivate passers-by.

Over their 45 years of existence, the Chicago Public Art Group has created hundreds of significant pieces of public art that include murals, mosaics, sculptures, and public space/landscape design.