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Chicago Area Art Studio Honors Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:45am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sara Bemer

sbemer@artsoflife.org

(312) 829-2787 

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.

Cost: Free

More info: http://artsoflife.org/events/2017/03/open-call-art-6th-annual-square-foot-show

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

Sara Bemer
(312) 829-2787