Tag Archives: Elli Given

AAC Celebrates the Interns!

2018 was the summer of GREAT INTERNS! With 10 new interns and 3 returning experienced interns Arts Alive Chicago  shared opportunities and resources with more young people across the city interested in a concentration on brush-based art. Thank you Lindsey Grace, Wil D., Stella A., Elliana G., Zoe P., Ewa M., Tyler, Brian, J, Speedy, … Continue reading AAC Celebrates the Interns!

“Homefront” Mural Sends Message of Appreciation

This week the amazing crew of outstanding interns, diligent local artists and drop in volunteers completed the first of two murals designed by Cyd Smillie honoring Veterans. 11th ward Alderman Patrick Thompson and his crackerjack staff organized two community paint days with over 150 volunteers and students from 3 area schools to prime and paint … Continue reading “Homefront” Mural Sends Message of Appreciation

Bridgeport Veterans’ Mural Paints Again

There are so many artists and volunteers in the Bridgeport community that want to make their area more beautiful that Alderman Thompson’s office scheduled a second fantastic community paint day. Turn out and weather was BEAUTIFUL!

Jeff Fest Art Partners – 2014

Arts Alive Chicago worked behind the scenes of Jeff Fest Music and Arts Festival to make all the arts in the park sing out in beautiful colors and more.

After Vivaldi Mural – South

Forest Glen Community Club raised funds and posted a call for submissions. Arts Alive Chicago artist, Cyd Smillie, designed a mural in two parts that fills the underpass on both sides of Elston.  Titled “After Vivaldi” because it uses symbolic and realistic language to depict the four seasons and the flora and fauna of Forest … Continue reading After Vivaldi Mural – South

After Vivaldi Mural – North

The north side of this two part mural features images of spring and summer….even during the hottest days of summer volunteers from Forest Glen like Sue Parsons came out to lend a hand or bring popsicles, or both!

Running with Dogs Mural

Arts Alive Chicago (then Arts Alive/45) partnered with area poet Yvonne Zipter to do a poetry walk through the Six Corners neighborhood for Chicago Artists Month 2012 titled Block-By Block. When Yvonne planned to read a poem about running in the morning fog with her dogs, we asked the building owner of the KLEE if we could … Continue reading Running with Dogs Mural