CHICAGO — Empty Downtown storefronts will soon be filled with murals along Wabash Avenue.
The project, dubbed Wabash Windows, will see colorful murals installed in four vacant storefronts on Wabash Avenue between Lake and Monroe streets, according to a Chicago Loop Alliance news release. The murals will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus School.
Bauhaus School was a groundbreaking German art school founded in 1919. Though it was eventually forced to close in 1933 under the Nazi regime, its influence has been felt around the world.
In honor of the school, the Wabash Windows murals will use primary colors “inspired by the school’s revolutionary aesthetic,” according to the Chicago Loop Alliance.
The murals should be finished and installed by Dec. 5.
The murals will use paint that is easily removable, and they can be taken down once the vacant space has been rented, according to the Chicago Loop Alliance.