In 2020 Arts Alive Chicago launched a (4 month)pilot project in Englewood to explore the feasibility of a small business opportunity to install AND paint board-ups on both commercial and residential properties. Twenty Englewood residents of both genders and all ages and experience were introduced to the necessary skills of art and business and were paid to learn and produce. Here is just some:
AAC Restores Vintage Samuel Lee Polce Mural
2019 Interns painting sidewalk @ Six Corners
Summer fun means People Spot painting by our interns.
2019 starts with an in-school mural project in the stairwell of CPS Hibbard Elementary. Designed by Cyd Smillie, painted by students and parents with massive assistance by Hannah Werner.
Revisiting the seasonal images of “After Vivaldi” (a mural on Elston in Forest Glen) artist Cyd Smillie paints a repurposed newspaper box as a LITTLE FREE LIBRARY for the Forest Glen Community Club.
AAC paints Six Corners Association’s BBQ Fest with their own “Have-A-Seat” project designed and executed by Amy Jo Arndt.
Turning storm damaged trees in to art in Virginia
Foodseum Map designed by Amy Meadows
Eagle Scout Projects
In the past we have been partners with area businesses and community to create poetry projects in schools, honor our seniors, decorate our benches, jazz up a festival and sing in the holidays to name a few.