An Important Update from Urban Gateways

First and foremost, during this time of great uncertainty, we hope you and your loved ones are well. With schools and community spaces closed due to the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago, we are saddened that we are unable to share the arts with young people at a time when they likely need inspiration the most. …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Celebratory Black History Month Kick-Off at Second Chance High School

Associate Board member Lauren Shirk blogs about her experience attending a Black History Month kick-off performance of “Celebration Dances of West Africa” in Back of the Yards.

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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.

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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.

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Is “Paragone” Gone? A Revival of the Comparative Merit of the Arts

The Urban Gateways T-shirt plays off of the Chicago flag with its four red stars and two blue stripes. Inside of the four Urban Gateways stars are symbols to honor four areas of the arts utilized by UG programs. From left to right, they represent music, visual arts, dance, and digital media. UG programs involve …

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The New Arts Forum’s Summer Event: Why TASK?

Urban Gateways’ Auxiliary Board, the New Arts Forum, is trying out a brand new summer fundraiser this year – a TASK Party. Join us on July 19, and learn more about the TASK concept here. Below, New Arts Forum Events Chair Roshni Khurana tells us why the New Arts Forum chose to go with TASK: …

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