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

HUBBARDSTREETMURALS

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TOMORROW—WE’RE MEETING SATURDAY March 23 at noon (12pm) at @aberdeentap440 to begin our volunteer day on The B_Line picking up other folks nasty ass trash. Join us in this community clean up effort this Saturday! We’ll feed ya and provide the beer! #trashday #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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March 22, 2019
A NEW KIND OF NIGHT MARKET debuts April 13th on The B_Line with some very special art and performances in store. #bazaar #market #docpearson #blackmarket #event #events #production #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart #superlegit
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March 21, 2019
CHICAGO HOUSE MUSIC PIONEER Derrick Carter @blucu taking the helm this May at the London club XOYO in Shoreditch with Honey Dijon @honeydijon and Michael Serafini @michaelserafini for the Pleasurehood series this spring! Also she looking fyyyyyne on The B_Line striking a pose. 💅🏽 #housemusic #chicagohouse #chicagohousemusic #derrickcarter #honeydijon #michaelserafini #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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March 20, 2019
DID YOU KNOW the @blinechicago actually starts at The Chicago River and then makes its way west to Ogden Ave where it ends? Ya. This summer we’ll pick you up in the B_OAT and take you to our new digs on Goose Island in the middle of the North Branch of the river... #letscruise #boat #imonaboat #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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March 19, 2019
CHEF AND TV HOST Carla Hall [ @carlaphall ] found her way to Hubbard Street recently on a nice day and this pic was snapped in front of one of the historical marker murals at Milwaukee and Hubbard when this mile-long outdoor art museum was called “The Chicago Gallery” [ now @blinechicago ] #carlahall #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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March 19, 2019
THE SKY has been looking painted around here these days. Not mad... #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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March 18, 2019
OUR FAVORITE ‘HUNTYBEE’ on The B_Line is artist Jake Merten [ @lookatart ] —a true Chicago-born and raised talent who we’ve managed to convince to move back to Chicago from Los Angeles and dig his heels back into Chicago’s gritty industrial backdrop. We have developed a summer program for The B_Line that will slowly unveil in the coming weeks as the weather begins to stabilize. We’re excited to welcome him back home aaaaand offer him a new studio space in the neighborhood so he can experiment and grow as a creative and we can see the results of that progress in our own neighborhood. But more on that later. Beautiful day out in the field working in Chicago’s old Meatpacking District... #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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March 18, 2019
SPRING CLEANING SEASON—we’re looking for some volunteers in Chicago to help us do some spring cleaning along The B_Line in the coming weeks. If you want to join our team of artists and people who care, then raise your hand in the comments here and we’ll have a special thank you for your efforts. 🍻 #bline #blinechicago #hubbardstreetmurals #hubbardstreet #chicago #art #streetart #fineart #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict
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March 6, 2019
WELCOME to Chicago @kai_semor from Germany (aka @semorthemadone). You just took the fine art graffiti game to the next level! Thank you for that... 🙏🏽 #newart #semorthemadone #bline #blinechicago #hubbardstreetmurals #hubbardstreet #chicago #art #streetart #fineart #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict
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March 6, 2019
THIS GUY—he’s always up to something. Wait til you get a load of what he’s got in store for you this year on The B_Line. The spring kickoff event is coming up quick! #founder #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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March 3, 2019
SHOW OF HANDS—who’s ready for the spring kickoff of a new season of art and events in Chicago’s old meatpacking district? 🙋🏽‍♂️ #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart #events #locations #blockparty
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March 3, 2019
HAVE YOU FOUND IT YET—the new bar on The B_Line? Just look for the art by @charles.utero.the3rd and follow the red lights. Open Thurs-Sat from 7p-2a. Oh, and don’t ask us where it is—find it yourself. 🤫 #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #bline #blinechicago #art #streetart #rail #rails #railway #bar #nightlife #chicago #berlin
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March 3, 2019
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

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