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“STREET” ART

The boutique Hotel Chicago West Loop is swiftly making its mark as a cultural hotspot. This fall the hotel celebrates its one-year anniversary as a dual-purpose arts venue with an unveiling of the latest additions to its renowned Annex | Murals program. Four more street murals (painted inside guestrooms) were added to the growing Annex | Murals initiative by four of Chicago’s leading urban artists: Asend, Elloo, Brandin Hurley, and Josh Grotto. These works join two others made earlier this spring by Asend, who was brought back by popular demand, and JC Rivera, for a total of six unique street murals. The work of the diverse yet noteworthy artists can be seen around Chicago and beyond.

“I wanted to create a sweet dreams love-lets fly away feeling,” said Elloo. “My characters are all an extension of me, my monster children. I love painting magic on walls.”

Josh Grotto in the middle of painting his street mural for the renowned Annex | Murals program.
Brandin adding the final touches to her mural.
Ello’s completed mural.

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