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We want to bring a piece from my series Descending to Heaven and make it into a 24 x 56 foot mural in the renowned Wabash Arts Corridor located in Chicago's South Loop. It will be the first mural with lights, making its energetic presence visible day and night. It will live alongside murals by Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, POSE, RETNA, Hebru Brantley, Ben Eine, Heidi Unkefer, Jacob Watts and Never 2501.  

We know we reached our goal but we would like to make this mural even more special by adding extra lighting and other refinements.  With continued support we can reach our stretch goal of $2000 more.

Mock Up Image of Darryll's Mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor
Mock Up Image of Darryll's Mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor

Public art is a long standing tradition in the city of Chicago. The Wabash Arts Corridor is adding to that tradition, and has the potential to become one of the greatest artistic landmarks in the city. The Corridor already has one of the highest concentrated areas of murals in the nation and your support of this initiative directly helps expand the W.A.C, and add to Chicago’s growing artistic reputation.

"Harmony" Ben Eine, Wabash Arts Corridor
"Harmony" Ben Eine, Wabash Arts Corridor

As a Chicago native, I have had the unique opportunity to watch the artistic community evolve over the years. I’m proud to be from a city where public art is such an integral part of the landscape. I can’t wait to add to the impressive outdoor collection that already exists at the Wabash Arts Corridor. This project has been a focus of mine for awhile now, as I love to look for new ways to exhibit larger and work on a bigger scale. This project is extremely important to me and presents an amazing opportunity to give back to my community. The goal of this project is to create something special for the public to experience and enjoy everyday, completely free of charge.

"Descending to Heaven" Darryll Schiff
"Descending to Heaven" Darryll Schiff

I am so thankful for people like you who love and support the arts. My team and I have worked very hard on this project and are so excited for you to be a part of it. 

And a special thank you to the following for helping make this campaign and project possible:

Kim Atwood and Elephant Room Gallery

Mark Kelly and Tara Vock and the W.A.C.

Marla Gamze and the Chicago Loop Alliance

Tom Baryl and the guys at Peoples Auto Parking

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The real risk is not being able to bring art out of the museums and galleries to the people that don't have the time, funds, or access to it. Art has such a positive impact on all our lives, including bringing people together, expanding their thinking and understanding of the world.

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    This book is a coffee table classic. Comprised of earlier photography from Darryll's fine art career , it includes pieces that are in the permanent collections of museums like Norton Simon.

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