Jill Arena designs fun and color into every mural! This one shines for Centro San Bonifacio’s Cafe Fenix!
AAC artists work to clean and restore a time damaged favorite rock and roll mural originally by Samuel Lee Polce can be found at the newly renovated Nick’s Beer Garden.
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).
Early in 2019 the Village of Niles contacted Arts Alive Chicago to consult on their first mural project. Working thru the spring and summer AAC and the Village of Niles presented an RFP, selected two artists for two projects and began their first mural on the Firehouse west on Dempster. Today October 23rd, 2019 that … Continue reading Niles First Mural Complete →
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