GAP Community Center is pleased to announce that we have been selected by the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (@safeandpeacefulchi) to receive support for a dynamic new component to our GAPAdemics Summer Program! In the Beautify Chicago program, our oldest students in GAPAdemics will install a mural in the North Austin community after learning about public art from local urban artists, visiting museums featuring Latino and African American art, and meeting with local officials about gathering neighborhood input.
Our students will work under local urban artists to help design the mural, prep the surface, and paint it. The mural will be located near the intersection of N. LeClaire, W Armitage, and W Grand Ave., right next to The Revive Center at 1856 N LeClaire Ave., the future home of GAP Community Center. Just north and east are the Belmont Cragin and Humbolt Park neighborhoods, so this mural will serve as a welcome sign into the North Austin community.
The summer program will culminate in an unveiling ceremony for community members and partners, all planned by the students.
GAP Community Center is grateful to receive the support of the The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities made possible by Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC) to offer this mural program for the GAPAdemics Summer Program. Learn more about PSPC here.