Neighborhood Spotlight: AIRE Rooftop to Debut First-of-Its-Kind Mural on the Loop

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Groundbreaking and first-of-its-kind are among the words being used to describe a beautiful new piece of artwork in the Loop. 

On May 30, a collaboration between several local business will come to life as AIRE Rooftop debuts a mural by international artist, Onur.

Located 24 stories above the Loop at 100 W. Monroe at the Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, this stunning blacklight mural will cover the entire East, West, and South facing walls of AIRE, further enhancing Chicago’s already remarkable cityscape.

“The Hyatt Centric team is thrilled to have supported and co-facilitated two highly innovative and visionary works of art as a gift to the Chicago community,” said Karen McGuigan, general manager at Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago. “We have an incredible and dedicated team of curators, local and international artists, local businesses and company staff who have helped us leave our indelible mark on the city stories high above the hustle and bustle of the busy Chicago Loop and on the global art landscape as well.”

Designed and created by Onur, an artist known in the street art scene for his futuristic and experimental painting techniques, this vintage inspired piece is meant to immerse viewers in a dream-like “vignette” thus evoking emotional and introspective feelings while drifting amongst the clouds.

By incorporating the use of cutting-edge materials, the imagery of the mural will transform and change in appearance from day to night offering different versions and interpretations of the story.

“Whether viewers join us up in air or take in the beauty and creativity from the street below, we are proud to introduce art that everyone can enjoy,” McGuigan added.

The mural is produced by curatorial team, Beauty & Brawn, who will oversee the curation and arts programing for the upcoming series. 

Throughout the summer, AIRE will also introduce a monthly Rotating Artist Series in partnership with Beauty & Brawn and Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, which will be releasing a pale ale, aptly named the “Up in the AIRE Pale,” available in cans created by local artist, Chris Cantore.

The series launch will feature an interactive installation designed and fabricated by Chicago artist, Tristan Hummel, which will then be redesigned and reimagined by a different local artist every month, utilizing a different artistic medium.

In addition to the exclusive canned beer, other year-round and seasonal offerings will be available on draft along with a rotating boozy shake featuring Maplewood beer and spirits.


At The Parker, we embrace every opportunity to support local businesses, artisans and makers.

To us, these people make up the foundation upon which our neighborhood is built. And for that, we are grateful.

Conveniently located within walking distance to many of the shops and restaurants that have revitalized a beautiful, historic area of the West Loop, The Parker offers only the best in luxury apartment living.

We feature beautiful studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes with high-end finishes throughout, and amenities to spare.

For more information, or to schedule a tour of The Parker, call (312) 600-4250 or visit us online.


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