Arts Alive Chicago’s artist Tony Passero designed a joyous mural for a lakefront underpass. Cyd Smillie helped to paint. The project was privately funded and approved by Alderman Cappleman.
West Englewood, home of I Grow Chicago’s Peace House and Food Garden hosted its 2nd annual Peace Festival for the community. Arts Alive Chicago brought a “Thoughts of Peace” wall with paper doves to color and comment on and then add to the wall. Joy is a nice feeling.
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
Arts Alive Chicago artist Tony Passero has led the way in working with corporations to create meaningful art events when they seek to support communities in need. This summer volunteers painted mock jerseys to become part of a dimensional soccer mural at a school in Pilsen.
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.
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.