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.
This Gateway Mural is designed by Jill Arena to highlight the businesses and attractions in the Six Corners area. OIPA and Six Corners Association pooled their resources to fund the mural and students in C. Deaton’s class at UIC came to help out for community involvement credit. Painted by Cyd Smillie, the bad weather came … Continue reading Gateway Mural – North
Happy to help mentor the wonderful folks in North Mayfair with their first mural!
Forest Glen Community Club raised funds and posted a call for submissions. Arts Alive Chicago artist, Cyd Smillie, designed a mural in two parts that fills the underpass on both sides of Elston. Titled “After Vivaldi” because it uses symbolic and realistic language to depict the four seasons and the flora and fauna of Forest … Continue reading After Vivaldi Mural – South
The north side of this two part mural features images of spring and summer….even during the hottest days of summer volunteers from Forest Glen like Sue Parsons came out to lend a hand or bring popsicles, or both!