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WGN: Non-profit art studio emerges as creative outlet for artists with disabilities

September 9, 2020 By Anne Cauley

by: WGN Web Desk, Erin Ivory CHICAGO — Aria Carter has been sketching haute couture fashion for as long as she can…
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Maria Vanik: Artist of the Month

September 8, 2020 By Megan Harrigan

Maria Vanik is held in high esteem. Since joining the Chicago studio in 2017 she has built a distinctive and…
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We Need Your Advocacy Now.

August 28, 2020 By Anne Cauley

Our Executive Director Denise Fisher recently sent this letter to our representatives, advocating for the importance of our State's 30…
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City of Chicago Awards $2 Million in CityArts Program Grants to Local Arts Organizations

August 14, 2020 By Anne Cauley

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to…
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Oly Trindl: Artist of the Month

August 13, 2020 By Megan Harrigan

Congratulations to the talented and prolific North Shore studio artist Oly Trindl for being selected as our agency artist of…
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WTTW: ‘Ducks on the Mag Mile’ Celebrates Special Olympics Illinois

August 7, 2020 By Anne Cauley

By Angel Idowu SEE THE VIDEO CLIP FEATURING ARTIST ARIA CARTER HERE The pandemic is forcing Special Olympics Illinois to…
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Updates from Our Executive Director Regarding COVID-19

July 20, 2020 By The Arts of Life

Make a donation to support our efforts. July 20, 2020: I’m pleased to share that the Division of Developmental Disabilities…
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Support Chicago Arts Yard Sign

Support Chicago Arts – New Items Added!

July 16, 2020 By Anne Cauley

We are proud to be partnering with Support Chicago Arts to rally behind arts organizations that are experiencing financial hardship…
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Studio Meeting Reflections: Self-Care

July 8, 2020 By Joshua With

The topic of self-care has taken on increased importance in a time of stay-at-home orders, disrupted routines, and witnessing and…
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Alysha Kostelny: July Artist of the Month

July 7, 2020 By Megan Harrigan

Alysha Kostelny, Mixed Face, 2019 Alysha Kostelny is our agency-wide artist of the month for July! She was selected by…
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