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.
2013 Starts with 501(c)3 status! It’s official Arts Alive/45 is a 501(c)3 arts non-profit and to celebrate… BRUSH FUNDRAISER success! We’ve raised enough money to fund a mural by any veteran of any branch of service during any era. Log onto our partner in the project’s website: www.nvam.org for RFP and application! It’s History Now: This … Continue reading Arts Alive/45 – updates →
City Council approved a recommendation by Neighbor Space to fund the St. Robert Bellarmine Community Spirit Garden at Higgins and Central. The funds will come from Open Space Impact Fees and will help clear concrete and debris from the vacant lot, install a new fence and prepare the planting beds.