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“Homefront” Mural Sends Message of Appreciation

This week the amazing crew of outstanding interns, diligent local artists and drop in volunteers completed the first of two murals designed by Cyd Smillie honoring Veterans. 11th ward Alderman Patrick Thompson and his crackerjack staff organized two community paint days with over 150 volunteers and students from 3 area schools to prime and paint … Continue reading “Homefront” Mural Sends Message of Appreciation

Bridgeport Veterans’ Mural Paints Again

There are so many artists and volunteers in the Bridgeport community that want to make their area more beautiful that Alderman Thompson’s office scheduled a second fantastic community paint day. Turn out and weather was BEAUTIFUL!

“King of Peace” mural reigns on Damen

“King of Peace” mural designed by Henderson art teacher Darrell Pulliam was completed June 29,2018 with the help of interns Lindsey Grace, Wil D, Zoe P. Ewa M. and AAC perennial volunteers Linda Vidmar and Dan Pogorzelski.  Brian and Tyler, borrowed from I Grow Chicago’s Peace House picked up rollers and brushes to clean up … Continue reading “King of Peace” mural reigns on Damen

Englewood Students Paint Peace

In 2017 Alderman Raymond Lopez chose to use the DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) YOPA (Year of Public Art) program to engage the students at Henderson Elementary in a Peace Project which would culminate in a mural.  Arts Alive Chicago was tapped to make that happen. For nearly four months president Cyd … Continue reading Englewood Students Paint Peace

AAC Starts Year-long Project

With the support and wisdom of Alderman Lopez and the finances of Chicago DCASE’s YOPA program AAC began a year-long project that addresses how to connect with the “peace inside.”  the project has 3 components:  (1)  8 weeks of art projects with all 8  grades of students leading to a large installation of over 250 … Continue reading AAC Starts Year-long Project