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The Healing Power of Art

June 18, 2019 | Community

A flower mural on the side of a CVS Pharmacy.
“Urbs in Horto” features Chicago’s city flower, the chrysanthemum, on the side of a CVS Pharmacy in the Lakeview neighborhood.
People standing in front of a flower mural.
Detroit mural artist Ouizi (center) dedicates “Urbs in Horto,” which translates to “City in a Garden” and takes its name from the City of Chicago’s official motto.

A new mural is on display and was recently dedicated on Mother’s Day to Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, thanks in part to CVS Health. The mural featuring beautiful flowers in bloom was created by Detroit artist Louise “Ouizi” Jones, and is painted on the exterior of a CVS Pharmacy on the 3600 block of North Southport Avenue.

“CVS Health is so delighted to have been a part of this project, and our involvement is an example of the ways that we are working to build healthier communities,” said Joe Haas, region manager at the CVS Pharmacy where the mural is located.

The mural is part of an effort to unveil 15 new public works of art across the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, fostering among its residents a stronger sense of pride, ownership and investment in their community.

“As a leading health care company, we like to say that health starts in the community,” added Haas. “And health is determined in part by the quality of our neighborhoods and the nature of our social interactions and relationships. This beautiful mural is a way to inspire, uplift and unite the Lakeview community, and contribute to its social health and vibrancy.”