Merit School of Music is thrilled to be featured on Wintrust Bank’s iconic Mural Building.
The three-sided billboard located near the intersection of North Avenue and I-90/94 is donated by Wintrust on a bi-monthly basis to local non-profits. We are incredibly grateful to be chosen for the months of December and January.
Wintrust shares our excitement, stating, “As Chicago’s Bank®, we’re proud to support this enriching and dynamic learning environment that strengthens the arts and music within our city. Not only does this education inspire our young people, it also contributes to what makes our home unique.”
The inspiration for Merit’s mural is the transformative power of music. Each day, we provide 3,000+ Chicagoland young musicians with access to deep, meaningful, & sustained music education. And every day, we see students transforming before our eyes – growing into not only stronger musicians, but more well-rounded, driven, and engaged citizens. Our students come from all over Chicagoland (more than 150 zip codes) to play music together at our West Loop location and throughout the city. So, we like to think of the city of Chicago as their stage to LEARN, PLAY, and BLOOM.
Merit collaborated with local artist Yuliya Osyka to bring our vision to life. Yuliya is a Ukrainian-born illustrator, 2D animator, designer and figurative artist. She focuses on editorial, advertising, publishing, and interactive art.
Read more about Merit’s mural in this article and remember to tag us in your photos and videos as you pass by the mural!