Jazz it Up: Earls Kitchen & Bar Arrives in Chicago

March 30, 2016

When the Canadian restaurant brand Earls Kitchen + Bar decided to expand to Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, they called upon Alameda, California-based firm, MBH Architects to transform the interior into a welcoming atmosphere that embraces the city’s musical roots.

The locally sourced artwork plays an integral role in this 8,800-square-foot Chicago locale. The space features custom installations from Chicago street artist FRESH and renowned Vancouver artist Ricky Alvarez, who created a trumpet sculpture that is a visual representation of a three-second sound bite from Louis Armstrong’s version of “Hello, Dolly.” Alvarez arranged the trumpets to look like sound waves on…