July 23, 2018 //

Announcing the Logo Design Contest for Teen Arts Leadership Summit!

Spread the word: Any Chicago-area teen age 13-19 is invited to envision and submit a design for our Teen Arts Leadership Summit logo!


A Happy Hour that Inspires

Associate Board member Lauren discusses why she got involved with Urban Gateways and how you can support arts education, starting with Happy Hour on May 24.


Video: Art for All Gala Honorees Tell Their Stories

The Gala is tomorrow – March 10, 2017 – and our award winners are here to tell you how they got involved with Urban Gateways and how arts education can impact our students and communities.


Another Gala, Another Great Entertainment Lineup…

From Latin music to Chinese dance and a student drumline, the Art for All Gala entertainment schedule has something for everyone.

February 24, 2017 //

Creating Safe Spaces in Contemporary Art: A Private Tour at the MCA

On February 7, the Associate Board took a field trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for a private tour of works by Basim Magdy. Associate Board member Sam Ostrowski blogs about how the tour allowed him to experience contemporary art in an effective new light.


Meet the Art for All Honorees!

We are thrilled to be presenting five inaugural awards to advocates, supporters, and artists at our Art for All Gala on March 10.


Notes from the Associate Board: Why Artini?

Associate Board member Erin Matthew takes to the Urban Gateways blog to tell you why you should attend Artini 2016 – and why she’s been a steadfast supporter of Urban Gateways programs.


Why Choose Urban Gateways’ Associate Board?

Associate Board Member Colin Moore discusses why he got involved: Great times with great people, clear results, and the opportunity to see Urban Gateways’ impact firsthand.

November 6, 2015 //

The Children of Willesden Lane: Thoughts from Our Audience

From October 28-30, Urban Gateways welcomed 6,200 Chicago students and teachers representing 45 schools and 27 zip codes to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance to experience Mona Golabek’s amazing show, “The Children of Willesden Lane.” Hear what they had to say about this moving performance experience.

October 23, 2015 //

The Importance of the Personal: “The Children of Willesden Lane” and the Holocaust

My mother likes to tell the story of when I was 8 and our family went on a trip to Washington DC. Mom wanted to visit the United States Holocaust Museum and so, on the steps of the grey building, she said goodbye to me and my aunt and turned to go inside. That, she …