Category Archives: Education Partnerships

“King of Peace” mural reigns on Damen

“King of Peace” mural designed by Henderson art teacher Darrell Pulliam was completed June 29,2018 with the help of interns Lindsey Grace, Wil D, Zoe P. Ewa M. and AAC perennial volunteers Linda Vidmar and Dan Pogorzelski.  Brian and Tyler, borrowed from I Grow Chicago’s Peace House picked up rollers and brushes to clean up … Continue reading “King of Peace” mural reigns on Damen

Englewood Students Paint Peace

In 2017 Alderman Raymond Lopez chose to use the DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) YOPA (Year of Public Art) program to engage the students at Henderson Elementary in a Peace Project which would culminate in a mural.  Arts Alive Chicago was tapped to make that happen. For nearly four months president Cyd … Continue reading Englewood Students Paint Peace

Why Choose ArtsAliveChicago?

When thinking about creating a public art mural, especially if it is to include community paint days, consider what it takes to be prepared.  In addition to around 30 gallons of paint, rollers trays, brushes, rags, buckets, water, drop cloths, ladders, brooms, hoses, garbage bags, designs, permits and experience, ask about: T-shirts, aprons, hats, change … Continue reading Why Choose ArtsAliveChicago?

AAC & IGC start Henderson Elementary Project

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

AAC Starts Year-long 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

NWBC Mural

Business School students were invited to contribute ideas to highlight their break room mural designed and painted by Arts Alive Chicago artist, Cyd Smillie.  “Unlock Your Potential” is the motto of the school and when completed the lyrics to a rap song written by two of the students are painted along the lower edge.  The … Continue reading NWBC Mural