Early in 2019 the Village of Niles contacted Arts Alive Chicago to consult on their first mural project. Working thru the spring and summer AAC and the Village of Niles presented an RFP, selected two artists for two projects and began their first mural on the Firehouse west on Dempster. Today October 23rd, 2019 that … Continue reading Niles First Mural Complete
As part of the 38th ward’s Year of Public Art (YOPA) project funded by DCASE and Alderman Sposato, a 36′ long mural on panels was installed on the east wall of Merrimac Parks main building. Arts Alive Chicago worked for almost one year with the ward art committee, DCASE and the Chicago Park District to … Continue reading Merrimac Park Sports Mural
Students from Englewood’s Henderson Elementary School led by Principal Ivy walked to their murals in the fall’s first cold day to dedicate and celebrate their two murals, “Messages” designed by Cyd Smillie with the students and “King of Peace” designed by Darrell Pulliam. Alderman Raymond Lopez and DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly led the students in … Continue reading Henderson Students Dedicate Their Murals
Alderman Patrick Thompson and Commissioner Daley welcomed the Canaryville Veterans Riders Association , area veterans, their families and the community to dedicate and bless “Homefront” and “In Service” murals designed by AAC’s Cyd Smillie with production and painting by AAC’s Linda Vidmar. Summer interns Lindsey Grace and Ayana Buchanan joined return artists Eileen Fogerty and … Continue reading Veterans Gather to Dedicate Murals 11/11
2018 was the summer of GREAT INTERNS! With 10 new interns and 3 returning experienced interns Arts Alive Chicago shared opportunities and resources with more young people across the city interested in a concentration on brush-based art. Thank you Lindsey Grace, Wil D., Stella A., Elliana G., Zoe P., Ewa M., Tyler, Brian, J, Speedy, … Continue reading AAC Celebrates the Interns!