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#GivingTuesday 2016 Donation Prize Schedule Announced!

Depending on what time you donate to The Arts of Life on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29th, you'll be entered to win one of the following prizes:

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Thank You, West Town Chamber of Commerce!

A big THANK YOU to our friends and neighbors at the West Town Chamber of Commerce for supporting The Arts of Life! With the help of abundant beverage sales during the Renegade Craft Fair and the West Town Food Truck Social, the West Town Chamber of Commerce was able to donate a portion of the proceeds to The Arts of Life.

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Van Go Go performs for Resources for Community Living's Mixer at Level 257

On Thursday, October 20th, Van Go Go performed from participants and supporters of Resources for Community Living, a Rolling Meadows based organization that offers adults with disabilities opportunities to achieve greater self-esteem, dignity, and participation in all aspects of community life through affordable, independent housing options, individualized skill instruction, and necessary support services.

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And the Award Goes to… Mike Marino: Chicago Studio Artist of the Year

The Chicago Studio held our 2016 Awards Show on October 14.  Artists, staff, and friends got dressed up for food and fun, and this annual celebration of each artist’s unique skills and talents.  This year, Mike Marino was named Artist of the Year, a contentious award that is presented to artists who have both a strong arts practice and leadership roles within the studio.  

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Perfect is Important: Meet North Shore Artist Saemee Kim

Saemee joined the North Shore studio after taking a class offered by our Teaching Artist in Residency Program (TARP) at North Shore Special Education District. In the class Saemee showed a strong interest in art and worked meticulously and slowly. She is assertive, bubbly, and can turn on a dime. The first artist to join our studio from the TARP program, she wasted no time establishing a practice in the studio.

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Chili Cook-Off Judges' Choice Winner - Team CousCous!

We had a blast at the 8th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off! Thank you to our emcee Ji Suk Yi and all of our judges, contestants, attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and staff who helped make this fundraiser a tasty success.

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Your Donation in Action!

You've donated to The Arts of Life - amazing! Wonder how it's being spent? Find out below!

$1 to $49

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Challenge Hot Doug's Taste Buds

Calling all chili lovers to challenge Hot Doug's tastebuds! Join our all-star Chili Cook-Off for a good cause today: artsoflife.org/chili

Doug Sohn Chicago

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Hot Doug's Evil Twin!

Hot Doug had a serious talk with his evil twin about #ChiliCookOff lately! Submit your recipe before October 28th! More info at: artsoflife.org/chili

Doug Sohn Chicago

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