project leader
Ryan W
2831 W Lawrence Avenue
(Lincoln Square)
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the project

Special Service Area #21 and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce are joining forces with YOU to paint the town red!  Or blue!  Or whatever other colors we choose!  The Lincoln Square PaintWorks initiative pays local artists to create splashy public murals throughout the neighborhood.  Our second mural will be placed on the western wall of the Cambodian Association of Illinois, clearly visible to traffic coming into the neighborhood from Albany Park.

The Artist for this project will be Brandin Hurley -

Research has shown murals prevent blight, create more walkable communities, and enhance the values of surrounding properties.  All of our murals are designed to enhance Lincoln Square - a neighborhood known for its public art and inviting public spaces.  Each mural will be in place for no shorter than three years, with up to two new murals being added to Lincoln Square every year.

With your help, we can build upon Lincoln Square's reputation as a public art hotspot and reclaim our streets with color!


the steps

Early November (Brrr!) - site assessment

Mid November - painting (should take 2-3 days)

Public unveiling* to take place when work is complete!
(*there's no acutal veil, but we'll do our best)


why we're doing it

Lincoln Square is too often defined as the 'strip between the archways,' when actually it is much bigger!  The PaintWorks initiative seeks to make new destinations all over Lincoln Square, drawing in new businesses and enhancing the experience of businesses and residents located near a project site.


Disbursed Budget

Raised = $1,630.00
less ioby Platform Fee $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $73.84
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $44.31
Total to Disburse = $1,476.85
$1,423.00 for the artist (Brandin Hurley)
$53.85 ‘thank you’ plaque for donors

Updated Budget (11/1/17)

We have continued to raise some funds offline. Thank you so much! Our new goal is as follows.

Subtotal = 1,423
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $71
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $43
Total to raise = $1,572

Updated Budget:

We raised $800 offline! Thank you so much. Our new goal is as follows below.  

SUBTOTAL = 2,200
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $110
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $66
Total to raise = $2,411

Original Budget

Artist payment (including supplies)

Subtotal = 3,000

ioby Platform Fee $35

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $150

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $90

Total to raise = $3,275


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