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A street art corridor reborn in Chicago’s Fulton Market.

HUBBARDSTREETMURALS

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WALKTHE LINE

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MARPI @marpi_ is an amazing Polish-born interactive/multimedia artist that was working for Obscura Digital (the company that installed the Merchandise Mart projectors in Chicago) but he has just announced that he’s going rogue and striking out on his own to form his own studio! Congrats man! Can’t wait to razzle-dazzle Chicago with more new mind-bending installations in the many tunnels on The B_Line! 💃🏽 #marpi #light #multimedia #interactive #art #streetart #projection #projectionmapping #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #chicago #events #locations
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January 28, 2019
OVER THE YEARS we’ve seen many things around here—people living inside The B_Line, folks picnicking on it, bikers biking it, birds finding refuge within it, trash collecting all up and down it, dogs doing both number one and number two allllll up on it, folks taking selfies with it, mountain bikers trekking it, skateboarders skating it, horses trotting it, and entire wedding parties descending upon it—we could go on and on. The point is, we’ve been a student of our child and learned quite a bit in its first year of rapid development and now it’s time to respond with a new urban design for Hubbard Street that responds to how all of you use The B_Line. At over a mile long with over 200 murals, our street art district is one of the first and largest in the world but lacks sidewalks and can be difficult to access. We hope to begin developing this vision for the Hubbard Street reconfiguration and be completed by 2020. #perfectvision #2020 #urbandesign #architecture #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #chicago #streetart #streetartdistrict #art #hubbardstreet #hubbardstreetmurals
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January 28, 2019
WALK THE LINE—Here’s your first look at the documentary footage that highlights the history of The B_Line through the eyes of Ricardo Alonzo who started painting these historic walls in 1971—its the first and one of the largest street art districts in the world. Now reborn as The B_Line in 2017, this project lives on and continues to make history in the realm of art and urban planning and design. At over a mile long with over 200 murals, our street art district is one of the first and largest in the world and were in the midst of remastering this historic street art corridor with stunning new art and hundreds of new murals. This preview clip is split into six parts due to time limits, so get to swiping at the end of each segment! #historic #streetartdistrict #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #chicago #streetart #streetartdistrict #art #hubbardstreet #hubbardstreetmurals
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January 28, 2019
PASSIVE MOMENTS are those times when you’re strolling on The B_Line checking out our mile of murals and your curiosity takes you down a tunnel where you stumble onto a popup from another dimension—music, food, people, art, and vibes. Swipe on this image deck to see what we mean... #summer #2019 #events #popups #tunnels #rail #industrial #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #chicago #streetart #streetartdistrict #art
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January 25, 2019
FACTOID—Our mile-long street art trail actually starts at the Chicago River, here at this spot shown. We just haven’t gotten down that far yet. It is our hope that within two years new sidewalks will lead you down Hubbard and connect you to the downtown Riverwalk system from our network of tunnels and trails under a historic rail line in Chicago’s old Fulton Market meatpacking district. With over 200 murals in the corridor we’re constantly updating, editing, adding, subtracting, and preserving the historic murals from 1971 as one of the United States’ first art districts. Going strong for nearly fifty years this corridor runs along Hubbard Street from the Chicago River to Ogden! #historic #bline #blinechicago #streetart #art #publicart #artists #graffitiart #blockparty #events #production #chicago #westloop #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #muralfestival #sponsorship
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January 25, 2019
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January 25, 2019
PHOTOGRAPHER @chrisyoder is a magician! Check out these shots, including recent snaps of @krewella on The B_Line in the Fulton Market District. 😍 #bline #blinechicago #streetart #art #publicart #artists #graffitiart #blockparty #events #production #chicago #westloop #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #muralfestival #sponsorship #krewella #chrisyoder
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January 14, 2019
DO YOU have a cool photo you took of a mural or at one of our events? Send it to us for a chance to win VIP status at our spring season opener! #bline #blinechicago #streetart #art #publicart #artists #graffitiart #blockparty #events #production #chicago #westloop #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #muralfestival #sponsorship
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January 14, 2019
THE B_LINE is a mile-long street art district and network of tunnels and event venues under a historic rail line in Chicago’s old Fulton Market meatpacking district downtown. With over 200 murals in the corridor we’re constantly updating, editing, adding, subtracting, and preserving the historic murals from 1971 as one of the United States’ first art districts. Going strong for nearly fifty years this corridor runs along Hubbard Street from the Chicago River to Ogden! Awesome aerials by our official drone providers @heliosvisions 🦅 #historic #bline #blinechicago #streetart #art #publicart #artists #graffitiart #blockparty #events #production #chicago #westloop #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #muralfestival #sponsorship
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January 14, 2019
GOOSE ISLAND in Chicago is literally an urban island in the middle of the city. Formerly a rail and lumber yard, this sleeping giant has joined The B_Line family! Get ready to meet GIA—the Goose Island Arts district. This will be unlike anything in Chicago and completely different than The B_Line’s street art gallery and museum format (think more along the lines of Friedrichshain in Berlin). Stay tuned to see our amazing plans for this industrial island coming soon! #bline #blinechicago #streetart #art #publicart #artists #graffitiart #blockparty #events #production #chicago #westloop #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #muralfestival #sponsorship #gooseisland
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January 14, 2019
ART EVERYWHERE—2019 brings the launch of our architectural facade and interior mural group called B_Spoke. These highly custom (bespoke) murals bring our global and local portfolio of artists to some of Chicago’s best private businesses and features integrated planning and management services to handle all aspects of travel, lodging, materials, and installation logistics for chosen artists. For more information, drop us a line or visit our website. #bline #blinechicago #streetart #art #publicart #artists #graffitiart #blockparty #events #production #chicago #westloop #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #muralfestival #interiors #architecture #interiordesign
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January 14, 2019
DO WHAT MOVES YOU was the mood and theme for our last block party of the season on The B_Line and you guys sure didn’t disappoint with those dance moves! Today we’re in meetings planning our 2019 block parties and major events for Chicago and did this throwback video and image mashup of the ‘Sound Of Rum’ event we did with @bacardi and @majorlazer. Puerto Rico was in the house for sure. Did you guys go? Don’t snooze on our 2019 block parties and soon Chicago’s first major mural festival is coming to The B_Line! #bline #blinechicago #streetart #art #publicart #artists #graffiti #graffitiart #blockparty #events #production #chicago #westloop #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #muralfestival #sponsorship #dowhatmovesyou
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January 14, 2019
THROWBACK to when Christian Pulisic @cmpulisic came to The B_Line in Chicago to launch the new @bvb09 kit uniform design with @puma and @pumafootball with art by @rawooh and @fontesworld and @knowtrespassing and @lookatart—it was seriously lit. Homeboy just inked a $75MM USD deal to join @chelseafc and we are gaggingggg. Congrats man! (can we get some more art out of you bruh😆) #christianpulisic #soccer #football #puma #pumafootball #bline #blinechicago #art #streetart #graffiti #graffitiart #chicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreet #hubbardstreetmurals
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January 11, 2019
EYYYY we’re famous! Lol. Be sure to check out our feature in the @chicago_reader newspaper! It features a highlight of our historic street art district (from 1971) and shout outs to some of our artists like @lookatart, @amuse.126, @merlotism, @leftyoutthere, @kalanstrauss, and @saulpalosr among others. #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart #news #chicagoreader #graffiti #graffitiart
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January 11, 2019
🔥@charlinomob snapped off on Chicago. This graff artist came to us from New Orleans and has got our jaws on the floor with all this crispy classic detail. Welcome back to Chicago! Well done sir! #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart #graffiti #graffitiart
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January 11, 2019
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January 10, 2019
EVEN IN THE COLD we are working on something special for you. Can you find this new work in progress? #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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January 10, 2019
ROLLIN into the new year liiiiike. We’ve got big plans for this spot at the Morgan Street viaduct walls. #shift #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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January 5, 2019

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