Every year, the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 works with a Chicago-based artist to create visuals supporting the event. The artist’s work is featured prominently in race materials and can include ad campaigns, medal design, commemorative pin design, the participant t-shirt and more.
2023 artist: Amara Martin
We’re excited to announce the artist for this year’s Bank of America Chicago 13.1! Amara Martin is an AfroIndigenous Puerto Rican poet, multidisciplinary artist and cultural worker born and raised in Chicago. Her art centers on the preservation of culture in Black and Brown communities, using historical archives and contemporary photography to create colorful and impactful multimedia collages.
Call for artists
Are you interested in being a featured artist for a future Bank of America Chicago 13.1? Learn more about the application process.
For the inaugural Bank of America Chicago 13.1, we were honored to have local artist, Lefty Out There (Franco Campanella), leaving his mark on our event. Lefty’s work was born on Chicago’s walls but has gained recognition by large brands across the United States, Europe and Asia.
Lefty’s pattern resembles cell structures and organisms, and calls for the audience to pay attention to things that they take for granted, which is a natural connection to our event as we reimagine what it’s like to run in Chicago. Follow him to see more of his work on Instagram: instagram.com/leftyoutthere