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Our Mission

Arts of Life advances the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership.

Our Mission

Arts of Life advances the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership.

Upcoming & Recent Events

SAVE THE DATE : Brighter Days Benefit Auction

FRIDAY MAY 13th, 2022 Arts of Life brings together supporters near and far for a not-to-be-missed hybrid…

If a Mountain Could Love

Omar Abulsheikh —  Chris Austin — Guy Connors — Stefan Harhaj — James Kao — Lawrence M…

Ardillio Anderson at Chicago Athletic Association

Catch the work of Ardillio Anderson (also known as Hector Jones) on display for the month of…

The Creation of Art Through Poems

Ardillio Anderson — Marice Aiston — Marcelo Añón — Chris Austin — Russell Copenharve — Danny Frownfelter…

Our Artists

We were founded with the idea that the studio belongs to its artists. The guiding principle behind the studio is to give people an opportunity to shape and be a member of an artistic community; a community that changes with the growing needs of the artists and one that is a contributing member of the larger society.

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News and Announcements

Artists Jack O'Sullivan, Chris Viau, Omar Abulsheikh, and Jessica Dilay on a field trip

Arts of Life Receives $25,000 Grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Arts of Life is proud to announce that it has...
Artists Christina Zion, David Kruger, and Alysha Kostelny

Arts of Life to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Arts of Life has been approved for a $20,000 Grants...
Artist Jean Wilson

Reflecting on 2021. Looking Ahead to 2022.

We are beyond grateful for the amazing, resilient community at...
Ted Gram Boarini and Julie Gustafson on Zoom

Meet Our New Board Member – Julie Gustafson

We are thrilled to welcome Julie Gustafson to our Executive...