South Side Mural Project (SSMP) was founded in 2016 after a successful community mural project in Greater Grand Crossing (intersection of 71st and Cottage Grove). Our first mural as SSMP was at Harrison Park in Englewood and involved over 50 community members who came out and painted with us.
In 2017, we were connected with some community members in Englewood who are interested in a mural at 66th and Halsted to brighten the area with positive imagery. SSMP lead muralist - Joe Nelson (aka CUJO, https://www.instagram.com/cujodah/) has worked to develop an Afrofuturist concept that is at the same time classic and forward-facing. A local business owner has granted permission to paint on his building and 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer has endorsed the project.
Funded by Chicago, IL (February 2018)