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Put this public art in Chicago, stat

A Rainbow Cone mural, a monument to dibs and more public art that we'd love to see on the streets of Chicago

Zach Long
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Zach Long

Chicago is a city that's filled with amazing public art, but we can't help but daydream about new installations that could be enjoyed by millions of people. As much as we love the Bean and Alexander Calder’s Flamingo, sometimes we're in the mood for something new and fresh. We asked Time Out Chicago readers to tell us about the kind of public art they’d really like to see in the city.

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"A mural dedicated to the flavors of the Rainbow Cone." —Erin S., Lincoln Park

Photograph: CC/Flickr/Daniel X. O'Neil

"A compilation of pictures of Rahm blowing through red-light cameras." —Rachel B., West Loop


"A monument to the Chicago Handshake: Malört and an Old Style." —John A., Ukranian Village

Photograph: Sarah Lawhead

"A statue of a drunk dude sloppily eating a gyro outside of the Addison Red Line stop." —Bred C., Ukranian Village

Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki

"More street preachers to remind me that I'm on a one-way street to hell." —Chris W., Lincoln Square

"A traffic cone and a lawn chair positioned between two parked cars. Dibs forever!" —Adam H., Logan Square

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/terren in Virginia

"An enormous mirror surrounded by warm lighting for optimal selfies." —Caleb H., Buena Park

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