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 →
Arts Alive Chicago partnered with Six Corners Association to invite area artists to design and construct bicycle themed sculptures at their Six Corners Bar-B-Que Fest booth. The sculptures were then (temporarily) planted in the parkway along Irving Park to promote the idea of bicycles and the incoming bike racks and bike lanes.
Arts Alive Chicago just couldn’t resist helping Barbara open her frozen yogurt shop with a little flourish…
Arts Alive Chicago supports local artist Jeff Semmerling of INSIDE OUT STUDIOS teach a mask making project in area schools.
For Chicago Artists Month in 2013 Arts Alive Chicago and National Veterans Art Museum raised funds with the support of George Karzas and Gale Street Inn to commission 2 murals by 2 veterans one by Phil Cashdollar, a Vietnam vet and this aerosol mural by Jeff Kierna an Afghan War vet.
Arts Alive Chicago partnered with the National Veterans Art Museum to commission “a” mural by a veteran of any branch of service from any conflict. With serious fundraising help from George Karzas of Gale Street Inn, 2 murals were commissioned. This one, Tears of War, is by Phil Cashdollar, a Vietnam Vet. for more information … Continue reading Tears of War Mural →
A huge undertaking by Tony Sparrow and OIPA to paint both sides of Irving Park with monuments from around the world. First time ever the columns were included in the painting.
Arts Alive Chicago (then Arts Alive/45) partnered with area poet Yvonne Zipter to do a poetry walk through the Six Corners neighborhood for Chicago Artists Month 2012 titled Block-By Block. When Yvonne planned to read a poem about running in the morning fog with her dogs, we asked the building owner of the KLEE if we could … Continue reading Running with Dogs Mural →
David Roeder column: http://www.suntimes.com/business/12851981-452/kennedys-unveil-three-tower-plan-for-wolf-pointlake-canal-site.html “CUE THE LIGHTS: While Northwest Side residents work to preserve the Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee, its Six Corners neighborhood is getting a cultural infusion with the decision by Filament Theatre Ensemble to lease ground-floor space across the street at 4041 N. Milwaukee. The ensemble has been staging productions in … Continue reading Filament Theatre Ensemble signs lease at Six Corners →
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 →