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The Arts of Life Band

The Arts of Life Band makes danceable party music with a rock edge.

It is an ongoing collaborative project between disabled and non-disabled artists in the Chicago area, based out of the Arts of Life community of artists. The Arts of Life Band performs at local events and fundraisers, and does rock concerts at venues such as the Empty Bottle and the HideOut Inn.

Singers - Mike Marino, Christianne Msall, Kris SchenkelBill Lilly, Kelly Stone, Christina Zion, Jean Wilson 

Lead Singer - David Krueger

Crew - Jake Gold, Rob Cruz, Ricky Canning

Band - George Lawler, Jean Wilson, Andrew Martinec, William Johnson, Ricky Canning  

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The Arts of Life Band needs your support. We are extremely proud and fortunate to have volunteers and musicians work with the band, however our needs go beyond time and diligence. Your donations to The Arts of Life band help purchase vital equipment, instruments, and services imperative to keep the music playing.

The Arts of Life Band Blog

7th Annual Chili Cook Off

This past Saturday the Arts of Life Chicago Studio hosted the 7th annual Chili Cook Off! There were several chilis entered in the competition this year, including chili made by our Horticuture Committee and our very own Christianne Masall! 

Later in the afternoon The Arts of Life Band performed some old favorites and they debuted a new song called "Snow Pizza" by Dave Kruger.


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Donors, You Rock!

Yesterday, we were so happy to celebrate our donors and friends at the Chicago Studio!  

Dave G. brought delicious food, grown with the Horticulture Committee throughout the summer!  Everyone was chowing down!

Some folks joined yoga.  I led it with Dave K. because we know all the yoga poses, Downward Dog, Sun Salutation A and B.   Christianne taught printmaking!  Christina, Dave K. and Frances gave tours to show off the whole studio.  And Pablo was printing some tote bags.  

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North Shore Intern Spotlight: Sean Chapman

Sean Chapman recently completed his summer internship with the Arts of Life’s North Shore studio. He took on a challenging position of both assisting the artists in their creative practice while also executing a marketing campaign consistent of several solo exhibitions and band performances. Keep your eyes open as we invade several coffee houses this fall with exciting solo exhibtions; it is a result of the hard work of Sean and Arts Coordinator John Sharp.

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Day in the Life of Mike Marino

Ever wonder what life is like for one of our artists? Mike Marino was generous enough to share his day with us. Enjoy!

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