Holding Chicago High: Mosaic-Making at Southside Occupational Academy

Students at Southside Occupational Academy worked with teaching artist Jesse Avina in 2015 and 2016 over the span of two residencies, in which they explored the styles of many different artists in hands-on projects. Their final project was an impressive mural that now hangs in one of their school’s hallways, speaking to the themes of diversity and empowerment.

March 17, 2016 //

Experiencing the Spotlight: Teaching Artist Reflects on Student Performance at Art for All Gala

The talent and joy that 4th graders from South Shore Fine Arts Academy displayed through their African Dance performance left the Gala audience speechless; we asked Amaniyea Payne to tell us more about their performance experience.

February 10, 2016 //

6 Reasons to Attend the Art for All Gala

We are getting ready for the 2016 Art for All Gala on March 11 (at Revel Fulton Market – full details here), and what would a party for arts education …


Intro to Traveling Minds

Pilsen is a uniquely creative Chicago neighborhood, with a uniquely vibrant arts scene that includes public works, museums, a plentitude of artist studios, and a deep connection to many residents’ …

December 11, 2012 //

See the impact of arts ed at Nuestro Center!

Our awesome Measurement and Documentation Manager, Carrie Rosales, is hard at work creating post-residency impact reports to showcase the amazing work of our teaching artists. We thought it was high …