ROGERS PARK — Rogers Park will get new “crosswalk art” thanks to a grant from the AARP.
The Rogers Park Business Alliance has received a $10,000 grant to install the art project titled “Cross the Street: Art on Clark.” With the grant, street murals will be installed at Ravenwood and Lunt avenues, and at Ravenswood and Greenleaf avenues, according to the business alliance.
The art installations will be in place by December, the business group said. Designs have yet to be finalized for the two installations.
The Lunt and Greenleaf intersections were chosen because they are along the Metra rail corridor in Rogers Park, according to the Rogers Park Business Alliance. The group is seeking more funds to improve other intersections near the Metra.
“This project will transform several non-descript intersections by installing vibrant art on the pavement of the crosswalks to instill a memorable personal connection for all, as they walk through the core community area in Rogers Park,” Sandi Price, executive director of the Rogers Park Business Alliance, said in a statement.
The crosswalks will help the Rogers Park Business Alliance achieve some of the goals of the Vision Clark Street Master Plan, which seeks to improve the safety and appearance of Rogers Park’s Clark Street corridor.
The Rogers Park Business Alliance was one of 244 groups nationwide to receive a grant from the AARP’s livable communities initiative that works to make infrastructure improvements in communities.
In 2019, Rogers Park received a $7,500 grant from the AARP for a new “people’s spot” on Clark Street. Rogers Park bicycle nonprofit the Recyclery Collective also won an AARP grant to install pothole art throughout the neighborhood.
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