The North stairwell features a sports theme and Chicago with designs by Jerry Rogowski, Jeff Kierna and Cyd Smillie and Griselda Blanco. Painting assistance by the Peace House Crew. “Stair Jordan” coined by Paul Hansen.
Arts Alive Chicago is proud to work with the I Grow Chicago community to create 19 murals in a downtown office building as a job training and skill building opportunity. First 9 designs by Jerry Rogowski and Cyd Smillie
Arts Alive Chicago announces a partnership with The Village of Niles to produce 3 large format public art murals. For the complete RFP and link to the application click here: https://www.vniles.com/1166/Murals?fbclid=IwAR1huSIezfusTLZBBIYwqdDvD4g1EeRDaeemHuNuawwlTUe4DNlmpVkJi9g
Arts Alive Chicago is working with 4th thru 6th grade students @Hibbard Elementary in Albany Park to paint the 100 year old stairwell with images of diversity, inclusion and Huskies (their mascot/logo)
West Englewood, home of I Grow Chicago’s Peace House and Food Garden hosted its 2nd annual Peace Festival for the community. Arts Alive Chicago brought a “Thoughts of Peace” wall with paper doves to color and comment on and then add to the wall. Joy is a nice feeling.
Working with the remarkable adults and campers at I Grow Chicago in Englewood, Cyd Smillie paints her mural “What We Create” to honor women and all they do. This mural was inspired by the women’s march earlier this year and features images of many of the neighborhood’s women and girls.
Artist Tony Passero brings his paint and playfulness to the dingy underpasses of Kedzie at Belmont. Familiar forms and new techniques charge across the walls in two facing murals: RAM ZEL and TORO TOTEM . This follows his colorful JAG LEO on Cicero.
AAC artist Cyd Smillie was selected to design and paint historic mural for Rockport, Indiana.
We’d like to send out a special thanks to all who donated to Arts Alive/45 making it possible to continue bringing art and artists to life in the 45th ward! And a special thanks to Gale Street Inn, Fishman’s Liquors, Sotos Law Firm, Alan Hale Law, Utopic, Aloha Document Services.