Mural approved for Chicago Avenue site

A rendering showing the planned mural.

Evanston's Design and Project Review Committee Wednesday approved plans to paint a mural on the south wall of the building at 1231-1235 Chicago Ave. that houses Soapie's Cleaners.

The Main Dempster Mile and Art Encounter's Evanston Mural Arts Program have chosen Louise Jones, a Detroit-based artist formerly known as Louise Chen, who signs her works Ouizi, for the project. Jones has created over 50 murals from Miami to Shanghai featuring native botanicals.

The mural is expected to go up early next month.

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