Going Green at Greeley – with a bright and art-filled community garden!

By Jamie Kostecki Greeley Elementary 1st through 6th graders got their Green on during Sonja Henderson’s awesome residency in early July. The students channeled their green thumb by planting tomato …

July 3, 2012 //

Breaking News: Massive Outbreak in Smiles at Nixon Elementary Final Performance

By Jamie Kostecki Still have a “Case of the Mondays” on a Tuesday? Looking to turn that frown upside-down? Well, I have the perfect solution, let me tell you! Teaching …


Murals, Masks & Multi-Cultural Art Prevail at Otis School

By Jamie Kostecki Okay, so how awesome is Urban Gateways artist Judy Petacque? Not only is she a great teaching artist, but she also put together this super creative scrapbook …

June 12, 2012 //

UG Teaching Artist Showcases Student Work at Gallery 37

By Sherre Cullen, Urban Gateways Director of Development Sonja Henderson, long-time Urban Gateways Teaching Artist, showcased the work of her students at Gallery 37 at a reception on May 24. …


Coming Together through African Dance

What: Dance residency for 6th to 8th graders Where: Fairfield Academy in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood During this African dance residency, Urban Gateways teaching artist Amaniyea Payne’s goal was to …

March 29, 2012 //

FootworKINGz to light up the dance floor at Art for All Gala

This Friday is Urban Gateways’ Art for All Gala at Chicago’s Venue One, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel as Honorary Chair. We are thrilled about this event and about our wonderful …