The Chicago Public Art Group

As community artists working in many of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods with organizations representing those neighborhoods or special constituencies, we create work which affirms the values and insights of those communities. Choice of media varies according to the artists skills and the needs of the local communities.

New Schools

Artists working with the entire school community, integrating curriculum and multi-generational teams to create large scale public art work.

Small Walls

Artists working with community development organizations and neighborhood groups to do murals, mosaics, or sculpture with matching money.

Youth Training

Primarily, but not entirely during the summer, CPAG artists lead teams in creating large scale public work while teaching team skills, individual responsibility and problem solving.


Chicago's significant historic community murals are restored by CPAG artists as a sign of respect for our elders, for the vitality of the movement, and for the murals connection to the communities in which they are sited.

Special Projects

CPAG artist facilitate, in conjunction with architectural and landscape design professionals, the use of community art as a means to tell stories and enhance stewardship.

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