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Wicker Park Fest 2017 Photos!

We had a blast meeting so many great people at Wicker Park Fest! 

Click HERE to see all the photos from our Wicker Park Fest photobooth! 

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The Arts of Lift + ArtLifting!

The Arts of Life is thrilled to announce the launch of a new partnership with ArtLifting! ArtLifting empowers artists living with homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork.

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Wicker Park Fest with Flowers for Dreams


This month The Arts of Life is partnering with Flowers for Dreams, a local flower company that commits to donating 1/4 of their profits to a different charity each month. We are thrilled that they choose us as their July charity of the month! 

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Kinda Weirdy: A New Album from The Arts of Life Band

On a Saturday afternoon at The Empty Bottle, Pantyhose was clearing the stage from their opening set.  The Arts of Life Band took the stage, as William Johnson played his keyboard and George Lawler set down a beat the drums.  Jake Gold and Taylor Hales tuned their guitar and bass, and singers, Whitney Allen and Dave Krueger approached the microphones.  “Alright everybody, it’s time to get down with our bad selves,” Dave shouted.  The first verse of his song “Snow Pizza”blared through the venue as the audience began to dance along.  

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North Shore Artist Spotlight: Phil Gazollo

It’s a rare privilege to watch a fellow artist come into their own. The North Shore’s Phil Gazollo has shown us all what that looks like this year as he’s transformed from creative dabbler to driven maker. On July 8th, he was honored at our annual Awards Show with the Most Improved Award in acknowledgement of the many strides he’s made.

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Artist of the Month: July

Each month, a member of the Chicago Studio curatorial committee selects a peer to feature as Artist of the Month.  Their work greets visitors from our front room gallery.

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Help Fill The Cupboards!

The North Shore Studio is partnering with the Glenview Chamber of Commerce by participating in a food drive to support the Northfield Township Food Pantry! A collection container for food donations will be on site at throughout the month of August.  Stop by during regular studio hours to deliver your non-perishable food donations. Thank you for helping us provide food for those in need within our local community!

1963 Johns Drive, Glenview

August 1st—31st

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North Shore Volunteer Spotlight: Jen & Felipe

The dynamic duo Jen Petrova and Felipe Sant'Anna have been working double duty since their start at the Arts of Life. Splitting their time between marketing and mentoring, Jen and Felipe have become a consistent presence at the North Shore. Originally from Chicago, both interns attend Claremont McKenna College a liberal arts school located 30 miles east of Los Angeles, California. The community has enjoyed their help on the floor as well as behind the scenes, It has been a pleasure to have them with us!

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North Shore Visits National Museum of Mexican Art

At the end of May, the North Shore Studio took a trip to the National Museum of Mexican Art located in the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen. Here are some pictures and reflections by the artists of the trip.


"It was awesome because I liked it. It was really cool and I want to go again" - Rebecca

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CHI Volunteer Spotlight: Tiffany Brinkman

The Chicago Studio was excited to welcome back long-time volunteer Tiffany Brinkman two days a week this spring for an internship course she is taking at DePaul University.  She first began volunteering at The Arts of Life two years ago through the DePaul Community Service Scholarship.

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