September 2020, during Covid-19, saw the beginning of a art-based jobs training program for individuals in the Englewood community. Arts Alive Chicago is training candidates in art and business so that the team can open their own business-locally owned and operated.
Arts Alive Chicago’s Cyd Smillie updated a stretch of N. Milwaukee in Chicago’s Six Corners with Covid related comics designed to relieve some of the anxiety area children were experiencing.
Arts Alive Chicago’s Cyd Smillie led 50 I Grow Chicago participants in an art project to create art for the walls of One Hope United (a social service agency in Chicago).
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
The North stairwell features a sports theme and Chicago with designs by Jerry Rogowski, Jeff Kierna and Cyd Smillie and Griselda Blanco. Painting assistance by the Peace House Crew. “Stair Jordan” coined by Paul Hansen.
Arts Alive Chicago is proud to work with the I Grow Chicago community to create 19 murals in a downtown office building as a job training and skill building opportunity. First 9 designs by Jerry Rogowski and Cyd Smillie
Arts Alive Chicago announces a partnership with The Village of Niles to produce 3 large format public art murals. For the complete RFP and link to the application click here: https://www.vniles.com/1166/Murals?fbclid=IwAR1huSIezfusTLZBBIYwqdDvD4g1EeRDaeemHuNuawwlTUe4DNlmpVkJi9g
Arts Alive Chicago is working with 4th thru 6th grade students @Hibbard Elementary in Albany Park to paint the 100 year old stairwell with images of diversity, inclusion and Huskies (their mascot/logo)
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