Arts Alive Chicago partnered with the National Veterans Art Museum to sponsor an Art Tour/Bike Ride. Lee Diamond of Velo Chicago led the way highlighting artwork and history along the route. Arts Alive Chicago invited area artists to paint panels for the cooling tents –one of which was raffled off to the lucky winner. The … Continue reading NVAM/AAC Bike Ride Art →
After the completion of the Rafael Lopez mural on Addison at Avondale OIPA was eager to have the north wall also beautifully appointed. Artist Tony Sparrow answered the call from OIPA president Anna Sobor to design a mural based on the paper cutting arts of Poland and central America. The Polish community of artists particularly … Continue reading Crosscuts Mural →
A huge undertaking by Tony Sparrow and OIPA to paint both sides of Irving Park with monuments from around the world. First time ever the columns were included in the painting.
Hep Cat, designed by Tony Sparrow, was the first “art for art sake” mural done in conjunction with Arts Alive Chicago (then in transition and identified as Arts Alive 4 Chicago because the name AAC was already taken). This is when Jerry Rowgowski and Shannon Kemp joined the team and one of the murals the … Continue reading HepCat Mural →
In response to a social media post, Arts Alive Chicago (then Arts Alive/45) painted the “End of Watch” mural, designed by Jill Arena and painted by Cyd Smillie, to honor all the fallen officers in the City of Chicago. At the dedication family and fellow officers were invited to fill in the badge number of … Continue reading End of Watch Mural →