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Calling All Artists: La Luna Restaurant In Pilsen Seeking Art Submissions For Wall

The winning artist will have their work permanently featured on an interior wall at the Loteria-inspired restaurant.

La Luna restaurant owner Samantha Sanchez is seeking art submissions and ideas for an interior wall at the Mexican restaurant set to open later this year.
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PILSEN — La Luna restaurant is seeking art submissions and ideas for an interior wall at the Mexican restaurant set to open later this year in Pilsen.

Owner Samantha Sanchez wants to add a pop-of-color that tells a story inside the Loteria-inspired restaurant at 1726 S. Racine Ave. with the help of the Chicago artists. 

The 26-year-old is accepting art submissions and ideas for a 14-foot-by-14-foot wall on the first floor of her new restaurant.  Sanchez wants an art piece with a “great story behind it” to “tie in the neighborhood.”

Sanchez looks to find art that will complement La Luna’s interior, which she describes as an “earthy feel” with a wall of cacti against the building’s exposed brick.

Currently under construction, the restaurant is expected to open in late October or early November. Sanchez plans to have an open-concept kitchen and bar with seating for 70 people on the first floor and a casual basement bar and lounge open on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Sanchez will be accepting art submissions through Sept. 10, and will narrow the artists to three before making a final selection. Sanchez plans to pay the artist for their work, and once the artist is selected, she will work with them to determine a price. 

“People are welcome to submit a piece that they think will work best with our place and the tone of the restaurant,” Sanchez said. “We are open for all ideas.”

Interested artists can send Sanchez their art submissions and ideas by emailing the restaurant at info@lalunachicago.com or by tagging La Luna on social media.