After many months of planning and waiting Arts Alive Chicago had a “Tom Sawyer day” and had nearly 60 students come out to prime the walls for the first mural of the 2018 season, “Mail Call” by Cyd Smillie.
Arts Alive Chicago is in its 5th week of portrait classes for Englewood residents with an eye on future events including a Peace Festival in September.
Arts Alive Chicago started the Dove Project with Vernon, Speedie, Noah and Marvin of I Grow Chicago’s Peach House cutting out 275 metal doves to be individually decorated by the students of Henderson Elementary School. Students start each class with a few minutes of YOGA as presented by Mr. J from I Grow Chicago and … Continue reading AAC & IGC start Henderson Elementary 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
Who starts a mural in the last week of October???? Jerry Rogowski starts prepping his uptown “Jazz” mural.
Young and old can’t help but smile and roll their heads back to look all the way up the wall as Tony Passero and his team begin his YOPA mural on Damen at the entrance to the 606. Who doesn’t feel better with all those colors dancing about?
Arts Alive Chicago, in partnership with the Forest Preserves helped to fulfill an Eagle Scout Project to beautiful a barricade.
Arts Alive Chicago’s artist Tony Passero designed a joyous mural for a lakefront underpass. Cyd Smillie helped to paint. The project was privately funded and approved by Alderman Cappleman.
West Englewood, home of I Grow Chicago’s Peace House and Food Garden hosted its 2nd annual Peace Festival for the community. Arts Alive Chicago brought a “Thoughts of Peace” wall with paper doves to color and comment on and then add to the wall. Joy is a nice feeling.
The first painted mural on a Chicago Public Library was almost lost to sun, wind, rain and age. Thanks to the Bezazian Library leadership this historic mural was revitalized. Originally painted with old house paint when colors were limited, the new look flashes a more sparkly smile with rich blues and sharp reds. Enjoy another … Continue reading AAC Updates Faded Library Mural