Share Your Feedback: Montrose Blue Line Public Art Project

December 15, 2017

Share your feedback on new Public Artwork planned for the Montrose Blue Line Station

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has hired a Chicago artist to create new public artwork for the Montrose Blue Line station as part of Mayor Emanuel’s vision for expanding public art on CTA and across the City, which so far has more than doubled station art to more than 70 CTA rail stations. The addition of artwork at Montrose follows a significant station rehabilitation in 2016, one of several Blue Line stations on the O’Hare branch that have been modernized and upgraded as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Your New Blue O’Hare branch modernization program begun in 2014.

CTA has hired local artist Chris Cosnowski to commission the artwork and held a community meeting on November 20, 2017 for members of the Irving Park and Mayfair neighborhoods to come meet the artist and share input on future artwork plans. The artist’s work, which recalls the Pop Art tradition and features subjects derived from the world of toys and Americana, will enhance the travel experience for commuters while further adding to the character and vibrancy of the surrounding community. Learn more about the artist here.

CTA anticipates the art will be installed at Montrose by early 2019. Currently, 71 stations have public art and another 10, including today’s project at Montrose, are expected to have art installed in the near future.


If you would like to provide suggestions to the artist regarding community history, landmarks, or themes, please contact Alderman Laurino’s office. All input must be received no later than December 15th, 2017. You can contact the alderman's office by email (, by phone (773) 736-5594), or at their office during business house (4404 W. Lawrence.)