SSA #31 and the Greater Ravenswood Chamber have partnered with 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar and ArtReach’s StreetReach program on a joint venture that supports the SSA’s graffiti removal and neighborhood beautification initiatives and the 47th Ward’s mural initiative. The above mural, located at River Valley Farmer’s Table and dedicated in late 2014, brings art into our neighborhood while also serving as a graffiti deterrent on a wall that had been defaced multiple times in the past. It is the first of several murals that our organizations plan to collaborate on. As of December 2015, this mural has succeeded both in brightening up Wilson Avenue and discouraging new incidents graffiti.
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