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Kris Schenkel: Chicago's Artist of the Month for September

For September, the curatorial committee selected fellow member, Kris Schenkel, to receive the honored spot of Artist of the Month.  Having worked at Arts of Life since 2009, Kris has really hit his stride within the past few years.

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Artwork at Bridgeport Coffeehouse Beverly

Bridgeport Coffeehouse in Beverly is currently showcasing the work of Guy​ ​Conners​ and Kelly​ ​Stone, two artists from the Chicago Arts of Life studio. 

Guy helped install the work at the coffeeshop a few weeks ago, choosing which piece would be hung in each location. 

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CHI Volunteer Spotlight: Megan Capps

A member of the Chicago Studio since January, Megan Capps is by far one of our most patient, kind, and daring volunteers.  “I learned about The Arts of Life from Vincent a few years ago,” she said.

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North Shore Volunteer Spotlight: Anastasia Sitnikova

Each year as the school year ends and summer begins the North Shore is gifted a seasonal group of dedicated and lively summer volunteers. Anastasia Sitnikova, brought her extensive art knowledge and thoughtful attitude to the North Shore for a short but sweet time.

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Renegade Craft Fair Pictures

We had a great time at Renegade this year!

Click here for pictures from Renegade Craft Fair 2017! 

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2017 Chili Cook-Off Sponsorship

Back by popular demand, the Chili Cook-Off attracts 500+ attendees looking to shock their taste buds and support a great cause. Join us in creating an unforgettable evening of good eats and red-hot competition!

Click HERE to view/download the 2017 Sponsorship Brochure.

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Bucktown Arts Fest Photobooth Pictures!

We had a blast meeting everyone, rocking out to The Arts of Life Band, and being ice cream all weekend! 

Check out all of the pictures from our ice cream photobooth here!

 

 

 

 

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Chicago Studio Summer Festivals

We may be heading into the final stretch of summer, but the Chicago studio is still in the midst of preparing for some great summer festivals. To prepare we've been screenprinting t-shirts and tote bags, as well as designing and making buttons. Chicago studio artists Jean Wilson and Alex Scott created the new screenprint designs.

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The Inserted Protagonist; North Shore Artist Spotlight of Rebecca Kubica

Rebecca Kubica is a diligent and imaginative artist who uses her art to forge deeper connections to stories that are meaningful to her. These stories are largely told through film because of this it is impossible to be fully immersed in something contain on a screen. Becky wants to fully participate in these stories, to forge alliances and friendships with the protagonist and so she uses her art-making practice as a way to build these connections. 

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