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.
Helping those we love to stay afloat.
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.
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
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)