Local artist group steps up to give back to the West Humboldt Park community.

Matanky Realty Group today announces its partnership with NATIVE 312 to beautify boarded up stores with art. The installation is taking place at Chicago Kedzie Plaza.

As a local, arts forward events company, NATIVE 312 offers workshops and walking tours across the city. When the Matanky team began its clean up and board up efforts, NATIVE 312 immediately reached out to offer its services. Following an initial conversation, the group immediately jumped into action, gathering 12 artists to paint boarded up stores with vibrant murals and timely cultural pieces.

“We’ve seen an incredible, positive response from the community,” said James Matanky, CEO of Matanky Realty Group. “NATIVE 312 has transformed formerly blank boards into stunning works of art that bring positivity to our community.”

Though our tenants are eager to return to normalcy, these temporary murals will remain on display for a short time at 800 N. Kedzie Ave.


Matanky Realty Group (MRG) is a full service commercial real estate firm specializing in brokerage, acquisition, development, redevelopment, real estate consulting, leasing and management. Since 1955, MRG has offered clients national perspective while providing the individualized attention that only comes with a boutique firm. Join us in shaping our communities at matanky.com and @MatankyRealty.


NATIVE 312 is based in the West Humboldt Park Neighborhood. NATIVE 312 specializes in creative team building, mural brokerage & art tours within greater Chicagoland. You can inquire at www.native312.events/contact.