Street Art of Logan Square ~ Chicago, Illinois

Street Art of Logan Square ~ Chicago, Illinois

Our mission to locate and photograph the best outdoor art galleries in the world continues; our latest triumph realized in America’s so-called “Windy City”. We found the 130+ works of Chicago street art showcased below in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood, in the area roughly bounded by West Logan Boulevard, North Western Avenue, West Armitage Avenue and North Kedzie Boulevard, but primarily along North Milwaukee Avenue, among its back streets and alleyways, as well as those near the elevated train that runs parallel to Milwaukee only a half block to the south. Based upon our very limited research, we’re under the impression that walls in this neighborhood are perpetually recycled and pieces often last little more than a season or two. We could be wrong. Doubt it. The last photo in our gallery isn’t located in Logan Square at all, but we couldn’t resist including’s Kobra‘s tribute to the recently deceased but posthumously made famous photographer, Vivian Maier. Happy hunting. ~I♥DM

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Dale Carlson

Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

2 thoughts on “Street Art of Logan Square ~ Chicago, Illinois

  1. That is a very nice page, including the mention of miss benefactor.
    I was doing some street posters myself in this area, but as an older woman I just ‘artistically’ taped them, too worry to paste, because I cannot run fast enough 🙂 and they didn’t last very long; but some of those you posted here are ‘the classics’.
    I work as nanny in this area and having always a great pleasure to watch ‘the life art’: I remember there was a shopping center, now taken down, where was pasted ‘guerillas way’ the ad posters for some corporate fashion. The guy always pasted 20 or so the same posters one by one. Through the night someone always appropriated that via genuine street art and corporate guy was pasting again on the top of it, and then again somebody appropriated it and so on. I was always so excited to see a new development every morning while strolling kids to classes. I have some parts of this show still on my phone. It was beautiful!
    Thank you, I bookmarked this page as a great treasure.

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