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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Chicago Unveils New Mural Registry

Chicago Unveils New Mural Registry

WDCB’s Gary Zidek sits down with Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly to talk about the city’s new Mural Registry.

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“Actually even what I’m more excited about is that we’re going to have the first-ever database of murals in the city which will allow our citizens, our visitors to, for the first time, truly explore our great city and all the great public art that exists.” - DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly says the new Mural Registry will provide multiple benefits.

DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly

DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly

The city of Chicago has introduced a new tool that aims to protect and promote murals. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Mural Registry will serve as an official catalog to what’s believed to be a collection of thousands of murals all over Chicago.  Artists, organizations and property owner can start the registration process by submitting an application. 

LAS FLORES DE LAS ALMAS MUERTAS, Joseph Sentrock Perez. Located at 2806 S. Ridgeway, Chicago. Photo Credit: Yollocalli

LAS FLORES DE LAS ALMAS MUERTAS, Joseph Sentrock Perez. Located at 2806 S. Ridgeway, Chicago. Photo Credit: Yollocalli

ABRAZANDO LA VIDA, Miguel A. Del Real. Located at 1613 W/ Chicago Ave., Chicago. Photo credit: Ji Yang

ABRAZANDO LA VIDA, Miguel A. Del Real. Located at 1613 W/ Chicago Ave., Chicago. Photo credit: Ji Yang

You can check out the new mural registry for yourself at chicago.gov/muralregistry

DCASE is hosting two public information sessions to answer questions about the registry. one will be held Monday April 22 & the second will be held on Tuesday April 30.

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