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AAC Proposes Mural for Brighton Park

AAC is working with Alderman Cardenas and community activists to create a mural for Mckinley Park/Brighton Park area on the 200′ long Archer underpass near Western. Proposal includes one mural referencing current events in the style of Oswaldo Guayasamin featuring leaders like Emma Gonzalez, Naomi Wadler and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The facing wall references Diego … Continue reading AAC Proposes Mural for Brighton Park

Jeff Fest Art Partners – 2014

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.

After Vivaldi Mural – South

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

After Vivaldi Mural – North

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!

Crosscuts Mural

After the completion of the Rafael Lopez mural on Addison at Avondale OIPA was eager to have the north wall also beautifully appointed. Artist Tony Sparrow answered the call  from OIPA president Anna Sobor to design a mural based on the paper cutting arts of Poland and central America. The Polish community of artists particularly … Continue reading Crosscuts Mural

HepCat Mural

Hep Cat, designed by Tony Sparrow, was the first “art for art sake” mural done in conjunction with Arts Alive Chicago (then in transition and identified as Arts Alive 4 Chicago because the name AAC  was already taken).  This is when Jerry Rowgowski and Shannon Kemp joined the team and one of the murals the … Continue reading HepCat Mural

Jeff Park Jazz Mural

The first mural by Arts Alive Chicago (then Arts Alive/45) –designed by Jill Arena and sponsored by the neighboring Copernicus Foundation, this mural served as a welcoming gateway to the Jefferson Park community before it was covered over by the vinyl Paschke Mural produced by the Rabb Family Foundation. This was also the beginning of … Continue reading Jeff Park Jazz Mural