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The Creative Muscle

Mar 8, 2019

Today is International Women’s Day, and we are featuring one of our favorite female artists in town: celebrated muralist Lauren Asta, whose public art has become recognizable from the Bay Area all the way to NYC. In Chicago’s West Loop her playful and iconic murals have been the backdrop for thousands of selfies, engagement photos, graduation photos and even baby announcements. Our city is truly a more beautiful and interesting place because of Lauren. This week she dropped by the studio to talk about how taking a random job at a distillery led to the opportunity that launched her career, why you should make art for yourself that no one sees, the upsides and downsides of social media for creatives, and what every person starting out in their career needs to know. Take a listen for some important advice and real talk from a smart, scrappy woman whose work makes the world a more abundant place.