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Oak Park Mini Murals

Meet us where the walls come alive


We invite you to wander this vibrant corridor to delight in the creative artwork that guides you through the restaurants and shops of Oak Park. 


What was once a strip of dull, blank concrete along the retaining walls of the CTA Green Line Train in Oak Park is now a colorful canvas where artists showcase their work through mini murals. 


The Oak Park Mini Mural Project is initiated by the Oak Park Area Arts Council. Every year since 2010, about a dozen artists are selected by a blind jury to transform the viaduct into works of art that range from six-feet-by-eight-feet to six-feet-by-eleven-feet.


Artists selected to design and paint the mini murals receive $1,000 and the honor of contributing to a long-range art project that will eventually fill the length of the railroad corridor along North and South boulevards from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard.


Come for a walk in Oak Park to see the way area artists are transforming the outdoor space here. In 2022, there will be a new mural designed in memory of Oak Park native Betty White. You won’t want to miss it!

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Any time is a good time to stroll or drive by the community mini mural project of Oak Park. You can already view the existing murals that line the railroad corridor. New murals begin to take shape each year in mid-July.


There is no cost to view the community mural project.

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Let the area artists be your guide as you see Oak Park through the eyes of creative residents.

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We suggest hopping off at the Harlem and Lake Stop on the CTA Green Line to stroll the North and South boulevards where the mini mural project is going up from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard.

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