A 95-foot mural by artist and Evanston native Jordan Nickel, also known as POSE, will be installed on the north-facing wall of the CTA viaduct at Chicago Avenue and Washington Street beginning the week of November 1. The Main-Dempster Mile merchant association, which promotes Evanston’s vibrant south-central neighborhood, commissioned the mural.

The installation will be celebrated through a social media campaign that encourages pedestrians, including the thousands of commuters using the Main Street CTA and RTA stations each week, to “mash-up” their own photos of the mural and share them using the hashtag #MDMstreetart. The Main-Dempster Mile envisions commissioning at least one mural a year for the next several years.

Nickel describes his work as “a pop re-appropriation of everyday life, interpreted as highly layered abstract narratives.” Nickel has shown his art in galleries spanning the globe – including Dubai, London, New York and Los Angeles – and in grandiose outdoor settings on six different continents. Learn more about POSE’s work at hellopose.com.

The Main-Dempster Mile is home to an active community of more than 200 independent businesses located along Chicago Avenue, Main Street and Dempster Street in the southeast corner of Evanston. The area is anchored by two CTA stations and the Main Street Metra station, creating a transit-oriented and walkable neighborhood that offers residents and visitors a variety of unique options for shopping, dining and entertainment in some of the oldest commercial buildings in Evanston.

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.