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
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.
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?
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.
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
Arts Alive Chicago proudly supported Jerry Rogowski with his latest public art mural on Lawrence under the Redline station. The project was funded by Uptown United, the SSA for the area and approved by the CTA.
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.