End of Watch Mural

In response to a social media post, Arts Alive Chicago (then Arts Alive/45) painted the “End of Watch” mural, designed by Jill Arena and painted by Cyd Smillie, to honor all the fallen officers in the City of Chicago.  At the dedication family and fellow officers were invited to fill in the badge number of … Continue reading End of Watch Mural

Running with Dogs Mural

Arts Alive Chicago (then Arts Alive/45) partnered with area poet Yvonne Zipter to do a poetry walk through the Six Corners neighborhood for Chicago Artists Month 2012 titled Block-By Block. When Yvonne planned to read a poem about running in the morning fog with her dogs, we asked the building owner of the KLEE if we could … Continue reading Running with Dogs Mural

Filament Theatre Ensemble signs lease at Six Corners

David Roeder column: http://www.suntimes.com/business/12851981-452/kennedys-unveil-three-tower-plan-for-wolf-pointlake-canal-site.html “CUE THE LIGHTS: While Northwest Side residents work to preserve the Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee, its Six Corners neighborhood is getting a cultural infusion with the decision by Filament Theatre Ensemble to lease ground-floor space across the street at 4041 N. Milwaukee. The ensemble has been staging productions in … Continue reading Filament Theatre Ensemble signs lease at Six Corners

Featured Artist

Bill Weyna, former marine and owner of Uneek Designs explores wood as a medium in everything from picture frames and furniture to geometric stuctures exploring space and form.  When not in his shop he often holds clinics with “at risk” youth encouraging art over violation.  Arts Alive/45 welcomes his art and his commitment to bettering … Continue reading Featured Artist

Chamber of Commerce recognizes Arts Alive 45

Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce recently presented Alderman John Arena an award for his arts initiative, Arts Alive 45. The 2011 Beautification Award was given to Arena for his work revitalizing the Jefferson Park Business District with art installations, murals, and pop up exhibitions. The award was signed by the Chamber of Commerce President Gregg Kobelinski … Continue reading Chamber of Commerce recognizes Arts Alive 45