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Pablo Serrano

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios - 2023

1942 South Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL, USA


October 21st & 22nd / 12-8pm


Life long resident of this community, son to Mexican Immigrants that made Pilsen home in the early 80s. Have been active in some way or form in the cultural life of this community through art and music. Currently raising my family here.


Pablo Serrano is an artist and prolific muralist whose work is transforming public spaces across Chicago. Born in Chicago to Mexican immigrants, Serrano’s work is informed by democratic educational practices along with strong beliefs of social justice and equality for underserved communities. As an artist, educator, and music event organizer, he believes that every creative means possible should be used to find and make meaning in this complicated world. Serrano studied Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and received his Master of Arts in Teaching from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has worked as a high school art teacher for Chicago Public Schools and is the founder of The People’s Stage Karaoke and co-founder of Kombi Chicago, which provides meaningful musical experiences to the Latino community of Chicago.

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