Dreams. Hopes. Aspirations.

BEFORE I DIE I WANT TO ______________.

How will you fill in the blank?

Good News Only + Chicago Urban Art Society launch the Midwest installation of Artist, Designer and Urban Planner, Candy Chang's interactive public art installation.

Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space.

Armed with wall space, chalkboard paint, stencils and a team of awesome volunteers, GNO + CUAS brings BEFORE I DIE... to a neighborhood near you!

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Twitter: #BeforeIDieCHI

Site: Lillstreet Art Center: 4401 N. Ravenswood

*Please be respectful amigos!
*Got a site in your hood? Hollar!
*Help replace chalk if you can!
*Email us 1 if walls are defaced.

Want to bring a Before I die wall to your community, school, business or festival? Shoot us an email and let’s see what we can do!
Gearing up to install a new “Before I die” wall in Evanston, Illinois at Northwestern University just in time for their arts festival! Stay posted for pictures!

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

“Where history matters.”                                                              


“Before I Die” interactive art to be installed August 5 at Chicago’s Hotel Florence Annex at the Pullman State Historic Site

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BEFORE I DIE CHI 2nd Little Village installation.  The 1st Spanish header in the city! 

Make your mark at 31st Street and Avers Street (near Gary Elementary School)

**We call this site, “The Wall that Lucky Built” because without her, the city’s first Spanish header installation would not have happened.  Special thanks to Mike, Olga, Elsa and the entire Camargo Familia!

BEFORE I DIE CHI hits Little Village again! Installing Sunday at 9am at 31st Street and Avers. Big thanks to the fab, Lucky Camargo, for getting another site.

Lill Street Art Center….filled up!

Special thanks to Universidad Popular and the Little Village Chamber of Commerce!

Installing a BID wall at Lillstreet Art Center: 4401 N. Ravenswood, Chicago 60640

Special thanks to Julia & Joe!! 

Fill in the blank:

Before I die, I want to _________.

Recently, residents in Edgewater and Pilsen have been answering the same question—but they’ve been writing their answers on the sides of neighborhood buildings.  READ MORE HERE

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