Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Student-designed Murals are Coloring the Community

On Saturday, October 10th, over 60 Loyola students gathered under the Rosemont viaduct on a warm autumn afternoon to paint a colorful mural that has beautified the Edgewater neighborhood.  This mural incorporated the themes of social justice, lakefront, and urbs in horto (City in a Garden). 

Emily Swanson, a Loyola student, was the artist behind the original image.  Moises Salazar, a freshmen student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, supervised the project, and brought Emily’s image to life.

Our high-energy student volunteers successfully transferred this concept to the public wall, creating a colorful walkway down Rosemont Ave.  This project was sponsored by the Office of Community Relations and Student Government of Loyola Chicago.

We are currently working on a plan to paint the Southside of the CTA embankment from Sheridan to Glenwood. Anyone who wants to submit design ideas or volunteer to help can contact communityrelations@luc.edu to be kept informed as the project progresses.