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New Loop Mural: A Sea Animal Float Parade

By Amy Cavanaugh in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 13, 2013 7:00PM

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An artist's rendering of "Float," a mural by Noah MacMillan commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance that will be unveiled on the the fa├žade of 202 S. State Street on July 16, 2013.
A new mural will be unveiled on the Century Building on Tuesday... and it features a parade of sea animal floats.

Commissioned by the Chicago Loop Alliance, the mural is Float, a 500-square-foot mural on the Century Building at 202 S. State Street. Made by St. Louis-based illustrator and designer Noah MacMillan, the mural features, according to the press release, "a surreal parade winding through downtown Chicago, in which colorful sea-creature floats appear to swim through the streets."

MacMillan was asked to come up with a mural that "addresses the relationship between people and the government," said CLA Program Manager and Curator Tristan Hummel. "His idea is brilliant. A parade is a city alive, intrinsically tied to order and governance yet strangely unfettered by that container. This relationship between the city and creativity posed the perfect symbol for our project with GSA."

The mural will be unveiled Tuesday morning.