In an effort to build community through art, The Arts of Life artists have teamed up for their first ever Sketchbook Swap. Each of the North Shore artists paired up with an artist from the Chicago studio and sent a sketchbook back and forth, sharing their work and stories of art making. Learn more about the process of mutual inspiration by visiting the traveling Sketchbook Swap Exhibition.
The Arts of Life, Chicago’s most unique art studio, invites you to our first annual Summer BlowOut Sale Friday, August 2nd from 6pm-9pm at our Chicago Studio located at 2010 W. Carroll Ave. We are looking to make room in our archives for new works by our prestigious artists and we need your help. Whether you are looking to decorate that new apartment or giving your current place an updated look, you will find just what you need at this Summer BlowOut Sale.
Nearly 10 years ago, Guy was an overweight child with autism, due to physical inactivity special needs children often experience. Guy was encouraged to run by his parents and was introduced to running through a neighborhood group preparing children for the Beverly Hills Ridge Run. He continued running with his parents in their running groups and ran on the cross country team for King College Prep High School, although he was one of the slowest runners during cross country meets.
Chicago’s most unique arts studio is cooking up an exciting event
The Arts of Life, a Chicagoland non-profit artistic studio for adults with and without disabilities, will be hosting the second Half Acre Charitable Chili Cook-Off on November 6, 2010 starting at 5PM. With the success of last year’s event, which brought in nearly $5000 in one night, the 2010 W. Carroll location will once again showcase the area’s best and tastiest chili.
On Saturday, July 9th, Andrea Jablonski will deliver a stunning original exhibit at the Kinzie Corridor Gallery inspired by the return of the 13-year cicada.
On Saturday, October 15th, Arts of Life will participate in Chicago Artists Month by presenting Fashion Forward. Fashion Forward will be an exciting show at the Kinzie Corridor Gallery exhibiting fashion-related artwork, wearable art, and textile art created by Arts of Life artists and supporters.
The 2nd Kinzie Corridor Art Walk Block Party will be held August 14th and 15th. The Kinzie Corridor Arts Association holds two Art Walk events per year, one in August and one in October. The Art Walk Block Party in August is an open studio and music festival which opens the event to artists from all over Chicago by providing street spaces for artists and craftspeople to sell their work. This year, The Kinzie Corridor Art Walk Block Party has 12 open studios, 10 rock bands, and 20 artists selling their work on Carroll Ave.
On June 18th, The Arts of Life will host a classic carnival and fundraiser in celebration of a community of people in the Chicago area, with and without disabilities, who create an artistic culture where they can realize their full potential.
Chicago’s Most Unique Artists’ Community launches second studio with 10 year exhibit and celebration.
On Friday, June 3rdh, the Kinzie Corridor Gallery will host an art exhibit featuring the works of Lindblom Math and Science students as a result of an impactful collaboration with the Arts of Life. The collaboration was formed to support Lindblom students’ developments and their becoming part of the arts community.