ARTS ALIVE CHICAGO is the home of community paint projects like “Have A Seat” staged @ 6 Corners BBQ Fest 2017 . AAC’s newest member Amy Jo Arndt produced the highly successful chair event, coordinating 20 artists and sponsors to decorate chairs that now adorn the northwest side streets. With the tremendous help from Sip … Continue reading Have-A-Seat Art Event Partnership
Working with the remarkable adults and campers at I Grow Chicago in Englewood, Cyd Smillie paints her mural “What We Create” to honor women and all they do. This mural was inspired by the women’s march earlier this year and features images of many of the neighborhood’s women and girls.
Artist Tony Passero brings his paint and playfulness to the dingy underpasses of Kedzie at Belmont. Familiar forms and new techniques charge across the walls in two facing murals: RAM ZEL and TORO TOTEM . This follows his colorful JAG LEO on Cicero.
AAC artist Cyd Smillie was selected to design and paint historic mural for Rockport, Indiana.
2017 Starts with a day at the races with Arts Alive Chicago Artists Tony Passero, Jerry Rogowski and Cyd Smillie each painting a mural in the concourse area of the Hawthorne Race Course.
Thanks to local artist Arthur Williams and his mates, Arts Alive Chicago has a beautiful video that captures the experience of community coming together to paint the 35th street murals designed Cyd Smillie, and made possible by Alderman Thompson and ISFA.
BuildOn students at Car Schurz High School in Chicago paint a memorial mural to honor Ahmed- their in country liaison in Burkina Faso who was killed by terrorists in 2015. Arts Alive Chicago provided supplies and design help with artist Cyd Smillie.
Artist Tony Passero brought his colorful world to life in a new mural at Six Corners with the help of Jerry Rogowski. Tucked behind Jeff’s Red Hots on Cicero it adds color and fun while while it shields the wall from graffiti.