That’s a Wrap: 2nd Annual Titan Walls Mural Festival

It’s been a tough year to say the least, Chicago. In an effort to spread some color and creativity throughout our local community, we hosted the 2nd Titan Walls Mural Festival. This year’s fest was presented by our friends, @Properties and made possible with the help of great partners:  District Brew Yards, Recess, Hope for the Day, Pastorelli, Dayton Street Partners, Altitude, Blick Arts and Herc Rentals.

For the second year in a row, we teamed up with Hope for the Day, an organization that is truly close to our hearts to support their outstanding efforts in suicide prevention and mental health awareness. There has never been a more critical time to draw light on mental health, as suicide rates have surged to a 30-year high during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through beer and merch sales generated at the festival, we raised funds to help our friends at Hope for the Day continue their important work.

Our diverse crew of muralists spent eight days spreading art across Chicago. The festival has wrapped, but the art endures—so go explore!  You can also catch up on Instagram (@muros.co and @titanwallschicago) for a retrospective look at what our talented Titans did during Chicago’s most colorful festival. Want more? Plan an Instagrammable Journey to see this mind-blowing artwork with your own eyes. Here’s where you’ll find it:

DELIGHT
Bucktown, Chicago
1890 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Artist: KEY DETAIL (@keydetail)
Want to see a giant robot and a gorgeous bird? Of course you do. 

WE CREATE OUR OWN DESTINY
Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park
1502 W. Hubbard Street
Artist: Bigshot Robot (@Bigshotrobot)
Stop by and stare in amazement at this massive mural. You’ll be so glad you did. 

VIVA LA FRIDA
District Brew Yards
417 N. Ashland Avenue
Artists:
ELLOO (@ellooelloo)
CERA (@cera_streetart)
Come see ELLOO’s astonishing mural for dog-lovers on the Hubbard Street wall and check out CERA’s incredible Titan Walls sculpture (which now lives in our Muros HQ!) painted on the patio during an event at Chicago’s hottest pour-your-own beer hall. 

VUELO & CROW CREW
Recess
838 W. Kinzie Street
Artists:
Fedz (@fedzart)
Caesar Perez (@no_vwlz)
Check out the bad-ass eagle-themed mural on the interior patio containers by FEDZ and Caesar Perez’s amazing “Crow Crew” out front at this trendy spot—both added during the festival. Bonus: Recess is also home to mind-blowing murals by Chicago artists Mosher (@moshershow) and Asend One (@asend_one).

PASTORELLI’S WITH THE FELLI’S
Pastorelli Foods
901 W. Lake Street (Peoria Side)
Artists:
Blake Jones (@blake_jones)
Bird Milk (@bird_milk_)
Red (@the_red_door)
Oinkz (@oinkz_)
Killabunz (@killabunzz)
You’ve got to see this amazing collab between legends, showcasing some of their signature characters and styes— they crushed their biggest wall to date! 

EL SUEÑO/THE DREAM
Field Notes
1146 W. Kinzie Street
Artists:
nmsalgar (@nmsalgar)
Chuck Berrett (@chuckberrett)
“El Sueno” (“The Dream”) depicts the founder of a nonprofit that connects at-risk youth with art, The Simple Good. She overlooks Kinzie at the Field Notes building from a monster wall. Make time to see this one in person.

UNTIL NEXT YEAR…
Art is powerful. It can start conversations. It can inspire us, make us laugh. It can make us cry, and make us think. It endures. Even if you missed Chicago’s most colorful festival this Fall, it’s not too late—you can still check out the art at each location or view it on IG. We can’t wait to see you in 2021. 

 

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