“Cookie Kwan’s ‘Made In Chicago’ Mural:
A Fusion of Creativity and Community”
Nestled within Navy Pier, the “Made In Chicago” mural by Filipina artist Cookie Kwan is a testament to the city’s vibrant culture. The mural’s monochromatic Chicago skyline draws attention with its meticulous linework, while beneath the lamp post, vibrant colors symbolize the thriving community of artists and artisans who breathe life into the city’s rich cultural tapestry.
Cookie Kwan, with her Filipino heritage and experiences, infuses her art with a unique perspective. Through intricate linework and dreamlike clouds, she takes viewers on a journey across different worlds. Her presence in Chicago’s art scene has grown through group shows, community events/projects, and murals. In 2021, her first solo exhibit, “Between The Lines,” marked a milestone at Happy Place Art Gallery.
Visit Navy Pier and have your photo taken with Cookie Kwan’s ‘Made In Chicago’ mural! It’s more than just paint on a wall; it’s a story of Chicago’s past, present, and the vibrant kaleidoscope of its future. Don’t miss out on this masterpiece that beautifully marries art, community, and the soul of Chicago.