The first painted mural on a Chicago Public Library was almost lost to sun, wind, rain and age. Thanks to the Bezazian Library leadership this historic mural was revitalized. Originally painted with old house paint when colors were limited, the new look flashes a more sparkly smile with rich blues and sharp reds. Enjoy another … Continue reading AAC Updates Faded Library Mural
AAC’s artist Cyd Smillie, working with Englewood residents and I Grow Chicago’s staff members continues to turn the focus on the individual voice. Fortified by a belief that helping others connect with their latent or forgotten visual skills helps a community, a new project by the master gardener for I Grow Chicago, Ken, goes up … Continue reading Helping Other to Find Their Voice
Did you know that Arts Alive Chicago rescues, repairs and restores existing murals? Touch-ups or complete re-do’s , we have rescued lots of older murals across the city.
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.
Arts Alive Chicago worked behind the scenes of Jeff Fest Music and Arts Festival to make all the arts in the park sing out in beautiful colors and more.
Arts Alive Chicago is happy to help Eagle Scout Will with his project. Donating left over mural paint and wonderful interns, Will was able to recreate an old Nativity scene for the Jeff Park church.
Arts Alive Chicago artist Cyd Smillie paints the Filament Theatre’s next production on the windows because even though it’s been 2 years, many people still don’t SEE them…