For about a quarter century each June, a block-long concrete retaining wall / bench in Chicago’s Loyola Park has been the canvass for a festival of Rogers Park muralists: the annual Artists of the Wall festival. Each year the previous year’s work is removed, the wall subdivided, and the artists go at it.
Not being a show specifically for professionals, the quality varies widely and some years are much better than others. 2017 was somewhat better than average, in my humble opinion, but even in the years that are not so great it’s not unusual for most entries to have details, at least, that are worth admiring.
Here are the ones I would like to share with you.