Category Archives: Event Partnerships

Press releases and posts for our events, past and future.

Have-A-Seat Art Event Partnership

ARTS ALIVE CHICAGO is the home of community paint projects like “Have A Seat” staged @ 6 Corners BBQ Fest 2017 . AAC’s newest member Amy Jo Arndt produced the highly successful chair event, coordinating 20 artists and sponsors to decorate chairs that now adorn the northwest side streets. With the tremendous help from Sip … Continue reading Have-A-Seat Art Event Partnership

Chicago Artists Month 2014

This year Arts Alive Chicago welcomes George Berlin and his live interactive animation playroom; Mansfield Martinez of ManzTV showcasing his digital E-motions, Dirk Matthews curates independent film works, and C3 does it all from photo to photon…all on consecutive weekends in October .

NVAM/AAC Bike Ride Art

Arts Alive Chicago partnered with the National Veterans Art Museum to sponsor an Art Tour/Bike Ride. Lee Diamond of Velo Chicago led the way highlighting artwork and history along the route.  Arts Alive Chicago invited area artists to paint panels for the cooling tents –one of which was raffled off to the lucky winner. The … Continue reading NVAM/AAC Bike Ride Art

6 Corners Bar-B-Que Fest

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.  

Scars Make Warriors Mural

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.

Tears of War Mural

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