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Contact: Sara Bemer
Chicago Area Art Studio Honors Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
With New Exhibition Open to All Abilities
March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and this year’s theme is Life Side by Side, a rallying cry for inclusion and equality for all, no matter their level of ability. The Arts of Life, a non-profit art studio for adults with and without developmental disabilities, couldn’t agree more with this philosophy. That’s why it is celebrating with an event that showcases the best artwork from artists of diverse abilities.
The exhibition will feature 12 in. x 12 in. artwork from more than 100 artists from around the country, including work from artists from The Arts of Life’s two Chicago area studios. In addition to the exhibition, The Arts of Life will be joining the national conversation supporting Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with a social media campaign highlighting the many ways in which people with and without developmental disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. The public can follow these stories by searching the hashtag #DDAwareness17.
What: The Arts of Life’s 6th Annual Square Foot Show
When: Opening reception takes place Friday, March 24 from 6-8pm. The exhibition continues through Friday, June 2.
Where: The Arts of Life North Shore Studio, 1963 Johns Dr. Glenview, IL 60025.
About The Arts of Life
The Arts of Life is people, with and without disabilities, creating an artistic culture to realize their full potential. Opened in 2000, The Arts of Life was the first program in Chicago to provide employment in the arts for adults with developmental disabilities. The studio serves as both an alternative day program and creative epicenter for its artists. Funded partly by the Department of Human Services, The Arts of Life also greatly depends on fundraising efforts and grants to sustain its program. Visit our website at: http://artsoflife.org