Chicago-Area Teens Team Up With Artist to Create Giant Wall Mural Staff –

Home all day for months on end due to the coronavirus, teens (and their parents) have been desperate for creative outlets. With stress levels higher than ever, those back at work are finding their daily commute more difficult and taxing than before.

The solution: A group of teens in Skokie, Ill., teamed up with East Coast artist Yitzchok Moully to paint a giant mural full of bright colors and positive Jewish messages to greet people as they drive eastbound on Dempster Street in Skokie, shortly after exiting the I-94, a main artery that connects downtown Chicago with the northern suburbs.

Over the course of just two days, the giant mural was painted onto the wall of the offices of Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie, the parent body of the local chapter of CTeen, the Chabad teen network. In the hours since the mural was completed, passersby have been exiting their cars to inspect the larger-than-life display of vibrant color that suddenly appeared in the heart of Skokie.

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