For the first generation of residents in 5150 N Northwest Hwy in Chicago’s Jefferson Park a beautiful new building is only part of the story. A community game room with a mural by AAC’s Cyd Smillie and a mailroom area also with a mural by Cyd Smillie add to the color of everyday life.
10 weeks later, 20 fifth and sixth grade students @ Hibbard Elementary School in Albany Park, Chicago have transformed a staircase into a gallery that highlights the cultural diversity of their school and the mission statement of the school: to be a critical thinker, lifelong learner and a good citizen.
Arts Alive Chicago launches an after school Visual Arts Program @ Hibbard Elementary School in Albany Park. Just like two years ago we also hired 3 art interns from NEIU to meet the covid protocols spelled out by Chicago Public Schools. Groups of 5-7 fifth and sixth graders meet twice-a-week to explore different art techniques … Continue reading School is in Session 2021
Helping those we love to stay afloat.
Jill Arena designs fun and color into every mural! This one shines for Centro San Bonifacio’s Cafe Fenix!
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile asked non-profit’s to design a holiday window for some of their unused storefronts. Arts Alive Chicago worked with their recently created Englewood Art Force and I Grow Chicago to create this window which faces the historic Water Tower. Thanks to Robert W. Elijah W., Jeree, Val and Baldi for their contributions! Photo … Continue reading Holiday Window Fun 2020
September 2020 saw the launch of Arts Alive Chicago’s pilot jobs project seeking to answer the question, “can art become the basis of an entrepreneurial business here in Englewood?” It started with painting existing board-ups and grew…
September 2020, during Covid-19, saw the beginning of a art-based jobs training program for individuals in the Englewood community. Arts Alive Chicago is training candidates in art and business so that the team can open their own business-locally owned and operated.
Arts Alive Chicago’s Cyd Smillie updated a stretch of N. Milwaukee in Chicago’s Six Corners with Covid related comics designed to relieve some of the anxiety area children were experiencing.
Arts Alive Chicago’s Cyd Smillie led 50 I Grow Chicago participants in an art project to create art for the walls of One Hope United (a social service agency in Chicago).