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Art Fri Jul 12 2013
The Century Building on State Street has undergone a number of developments to both its structure and facade since it was built in 1915. Next week, the historic building will undergo yet another change: the addition of a mural commissioned by the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA).
CLA, a member based business organization, commissioned designer and illustrator Noah MacMillan to create a piece of work that invoked the metropolitan flair of Chicago. MacMillan's creation, "Float," is a colorful illustration of a parade of large, bright sea creatures winding through the streets of downtown.
MacMillan, based in Saint Louis, uses ink drawing, painting and digital techniques to achieve a bold artistic style that combines elements of street art, printmaking and vintage illustration. His work has been featured on book covers and skateboard decks, and in Smithsonian Magazine and The Washington Post.
The mural is not the CLA's first art initiative. Another includes Pop-Up Art Loop which showcases art exhibitions in empty storefronts downtown. These temporary galleries then foster a relationship between the public, artists and property owners.
Be sure to catch the unveiling of "Float" Tues., July 16, at Century Building, 202 S. State St. For more information visit Chicago Loop Alliance or call 312-782-9160.
An artist's rendering of "Float," a mural by Noah MacMillan.