Black Trans Lives Matter – Catalpa Street Mural

Photo by Carson Cloud.

Photo by Carson Cloud.

Mural Dedication: Saturday, August 22 | 3PM

In partnership with the Alderman Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward Chicago, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) hosted more than 20 BIPOC and Trans/GNC artists the weekend of August 8 & 9 to paint the message, “BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER” as a street mural at 1500 W. Catalpa Avenue between Clark and Ashland.

The 40th Ward is planning a mural dedication and rally on Saturday, August 22 at 3PM. Additional details are forthcoming.

Tattianna Howard works on one the "T's" in MATTER. Photo by Jamie Kelter Davis

Tattianna Howard works on one the “T’s” in MATTER. Photo by Jamie Kelter Davis

Mural Artists by Letter Include:
(letter descriptions forthcoming)

B – Bailey @baileys.funky
L – Molly Costello @mollyccostello
A – Joycelyn Wynter @beautyonthabeatz_
C –  Grae Rosa @grae.rosa and Monica Trinidad @itsmonicatrinidad
K – Chi N. @itschinwosu & Yo Y.

T – Jes Scheinpflug (they/them) @jshine1224
R – Mary Fedorowski @overbitestudio
A – Adam Polak @braverspaces
N – Tiffany Favers @epiphsfromtiff
S – Ivan Vazquez @thechicagolago

L – Laura Kaucher @laurakaucher
I – Daniel @heronhilldesigns
V – Chi N. @itschinwosu & Yo Y.
E – Owen Karcher @owenkarch
S – Melisa @peacecosour & Elisa @e_roar

M – Alex Mendez @always_make_art
A – Touly Phiachantharath @uptowndesignstudio
T – Sam Kirk @iamsamkirk
T – Tattianna Howard @tattigram
E – soon to be art from Shala. @followshala (will be complete by this coming Friday/Saturday)
R – Renisha James @reneweddesigns

Adam P works on the letter "A" in TRANS. Photo by Jamie Kelter Davis.

Adam Polak works on the letter “A” in TRANS. Photo by Jamie Kelter Davis.

Thank You to Our Donors:
Because of the priority in recruiting BIPOC and Trans/GNC artists for the street mural, an artist in Andersonville, who wishes to remain anonymous, came forward to offer up to $2,000 in matched donations to assist ACC in raising the funds necessary to compensate the participating artists. The artists’ two young children also matched $20 and $2 respectively, to the fund.

Together, Andersonville community members and businesses raised the $4,000 goal for artist payouts. Donors are listed below in order donation was received:

Anonymous Match Donor & Family Zena Burns Essie Shachar-Hill
E Krandel El Linzer Sara Dinges
Anthony Pence Steve Satek
Great Lakes Clinical Trials
Cinnamon Cooper
Catherine Lowe Becky Gould Revolution MacInnes
Searah Deysach
Early to Bed
Lauren Martin Katie Mann
Ashley McClure-Wolfson Michelle Ritter Carolyn Miller
Alicia Mesi Addie Testa Rebecca Sanders
Alyssa Thompson Rebekah Abel Lauren Murray
Karina Ogawa J Tyler Whitmer Stacey Lind
Shelina Kassam Kristen Bilka Karen Hardy
Megan McDermott Ella Lambrix Ferris Mcquade
Ryan Stutesman Sarah Hawn Kate LB
Mary Kusner Nicole Thalheimer Jean Cate
Martha Mae Art Supplies & Beautiful Things
Josh Bucher Sarah Yu Anja Harris
Andrew Rice Aisha Noble Kimberly Rynne
Mindy Friedler
FIYA
Matt Leyes
The Men’s Grooming Parlor
Kate Piatt-Eckert
Steep Theatre
Ashley Henshaw Peter Moore Jessica Kerwin
Eleanor Mulshine Glenn Sieverson
Andersonville Cryotherapy and Athletic Recovery Center

And a special thanks to the following businesses & organizations for their In-Kind donations:

StudioUs
Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery
Alderman Andre Vasquez & the 40th Ward
JC Litch

Renisha James paints the letter "R" in MATTER with artists in background. Photo by Jamie Kelter Davis.

Renisha James paints the letter “R” in MATTER with artists in the background. Photo by Jamie Kelter Davis.