Chicago Street Art Guide

Chicago Walls Murals Street Art

Since the launch of Style Charade in the spring of 2015, Chicago street art and additional murals from around the world have been the center of the blog’s story, photos and content. After all, one of the most frequent questions that I get is, “where is that wall?!” Therefore, I created a Chicago Street Art Guide, which includes all of my favorite murals, street art, and colored walls in the Windy City. If you like this guide, I also recommend checking out the Los Angeles, Miami and New York wall guides as well.

This list of street art is by no means conclusive. I try to include as many walls as possible, but a huge part of why I love murals and colorful walls is that they’re EVERYWHERE. Plus, they’re constantly changing and evolving. As you explore these walls, I recommend keeping your eyes open and aware of your surroundings. I truly believe that bold, beautiful hues and street art are everywhere, especially in Chicago – you just need to look for them!

As with all street art, murals, and walls, things are constantly changing, so you may arrive to something different than what has been pictured here. Furthermore, street art is constantly changing, and there’s a chance you may arrive and find it painted over or even full of graffiti. I know it can frustrating, but it happens! I’ll do my best to keep the Chicago Street Art Guide up to date for everyone.

Additionally, I try to include details on the artists, but some info simply couldn’t be found. Please contact me if you have that info – I’ll update accordingly! The artists are really the stars of street art, and I’m indebted to them for providing such beautiful backdrops for us to enjoy!

RULES OF THE WALL GUIDE

1. Directly link to this page if you use it to photograph content for your blog or website.

2. Use the hash tag #WallCharades on social media posts (Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook). Feel free to mention me as well – I love seeing posts!

3. Credit the artists by mentioning or tagging them in your social media posts whenever possible!

Without further ado, here is my Chicago Street Art Guide with links, addresses and info to the best street art, murals, and colored walls in Chicago! Enjoy, and be sure to check out Los Angeles Wall Guide, Miami Wall Guide and New York Guide Guide too!

xoxo,
Jenn
#WallCharades

01.03.2016

Greetings from Chicago Mural

GREETINGS FROM CHICAGO

Artist: Victor Ving & Lisa Beggs

Location: 2236 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL {Logan Square}

More details here and here

Multicolor Brick Wall Chicago

MULTICOLOR BRICK WALL

Location: E 8th St between Michigan and Wabash, Chicago, IL {South Loop}

More details here and here

Pink Wall Heard Emoji Mural Chicago

HEART EMOJI WALL

Artist: Erica Chin

Location: 1820 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL {Bucktown}

More details here and here

Gal Meets Glam Floral Maxi Dress

PEACHY PINK DOORS

Artist: Syd Veverka for Penny Kraft + Co.

Location: 1920 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL {Bucktown}

More details here and here

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  1. M
    Maya McDonald wrote:

    Holy moley Jen, this is EPIC! What an awesome list – and even more awesome outfits! xx

    Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
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      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Gah! Thanks, Maya!!! It means a lot that you took the time to read this and comment. So excited to see what you have up your sleep for Charmingly Styled and Wandeleur. Excited to hang out soon too! xoxo

      Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
  2. L

    This is AMAZING, Jenn!

    Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
  3. M
    Megan wrote:

    This is awesome Jenn! Thanks for sharing and for all the AMAZING content you produce!

    Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
  4. E

    Yasssss! Thanks so much for sharing this! Not surprised to see that many of them are in Pilsen <3

    Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
  5. J
    Jenn Lake wrote:

    Thanks, Erika! Pilsen has so many – it’s hard to keep up! Have an awesome week!

    Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Jill wrote:

    I’m so glad you did this. What an awesome compilation! I’m sure there will be a volume two anytime now 😉 My eye for finding them in Chicago has now moved to SLC and I have gobs of them in my phone! You will have to come out and play with me!!

    Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
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      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Definitely!!! I have no doubt you have found such amazing murals in SLC – it’s tempting to come out your way and you must come back to Chicago!! Stay in touch, okay?!

      Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
  7. L

    Chicago has so many cool walls

    Have a happy new year!

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    Published 1.3.16 · Leave a Reply
  8. N
    Nina wrote:

    Obsessed with this! Loving the walls and the looks are of course perfection! Have a great week doll!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

    Published 1.4.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Leyla wrote:

    Awh! I’m in love with this whole post and with you! Such an epic gallery but I must say, your outfits and the walls are perfect together.

    http://www.secondcitymom.com

    Published 1.4.16 · Leave a Reply
  10. M

    Thank you for sharing this! I have enjoyed watching your style journey this past year on Instagram. Can’t wait to see what you dream up in 2016. Happy New Year Jenn!

    Published 1.4.16 · Leave a Reply
  11. L

    Yay, Jenn! What a beautiful portfolio you’ve acquired over the year! Such beauty and wanderlust!

    Published 1.4.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Emily wrote:

    I mean, this is basically the best blog post I’ve ever seen. Ever. Like, ever.

    I’m obsessed.

    xx

    Isn’t That Charming. & Wandeleur

    Published 1.6.16 · Leave a Reply
  13. B

    So many awesome walls!!

    http://xoxobella.com

    Published 1.6.16 · Leave a Reply
  14. L

    This a-maz-ing! Thanks for sharing, Jenn!

    xo, Laura
    brightandbeautifulblog.com

    Published 1.7.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Erin's Inside Job wrote:

    This is epic. Thanks so much!!

    Published 1.8.16 · Leave a Reply
  16. L

    That’s so amazing, Jen! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been trying to find all of these pretty walls, so this is hugely helpful! The one on Irving Park is across the street from my apt 😉 I almost feel like we need to commission a “blogger” wall!

    Published 1.8.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Erin wrote:

    Whoa! I’ll be moving out to Chicago this summer to join my boyfriend who has been there since college. Super excited to explore the city and check some of these out along the way!
    -E

    amie-eo.blogspot.com

    Published 1.8.16 · Leave a Reply
  18. h

    Yummy post, gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing

    Published 1.8.16 · Leave a Reply
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    AlisonSheath wrote:

    Why can’t you find this kind of bold, colourful wall in England!!!! So jealous
    http://www.theglitterfashionista.blogspot.com

    Published 2.5.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Alyssa Loring wrote:

    I love this! Does anyone know if there’s something like this compiled for Boston?

    Alyssa
    Feathers and Stripes

    Published 2.8.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Vera Sawicki wrote:

    This is such an amazing post!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

    Published 2.8.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Meghan wrote:

    Seriously thank you for posting this. I always see you Chicago style bloggers posting in front of those adorable walls. I may be out there for business this summer so this makes me want to bookmark your post so I can join in all the fun pics!!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    Published 4.26.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Mariam wrote:

    Jen, this is super helpful! I always wondered where these place are! Thanks for this awesome guide!

    xo Mariam
    http://www.thepetitebijou.com

    Published 5.23.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Veronica Levy wrote:

    Love it Jenn!! Next up, San Francisco guide please 😉

    Published 7.25.16 · Leave a Reply
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    Sed Bona wrote:

    So thrilled to see this update Jenn!! And am especially appreciative that you’re so diligent about giving the artists due credit!!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

    Published 7.27.16 · Leave a Reply
  26. T

    This is amazing!! I now need to book a flight to Chicago 😉 Thanks for sharing!
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Published 7.28.16 · Leave a Reply
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    danthony wrote:

    hi, do you remember the artist of the pink dripping wall mural? i can’t seem to find the name of the artist. it’s too bad it got painted over!

    Published 8.4.16 · Leave a Reply
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      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Hi! Sorry – I never found out who did that one. I was bummed to see it gone as well! Have a great Thursday!

      Published 8.4.16 · Leave a Reply
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        danthony wrote:

        aww nuts! thanks though. enjoy your thursday as well!

        Published 8.4.16 · Leave a Reply
  28. L

    I reference this guide ALL the time. Thanks so much for sharing, it’s SOOOOO helpful! xo

    Published 3.16.17 · Leave a Reply

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