What do the One World Trade Center and Star Wars have in common?

Traditionally, when we think about the arts, things like music, painting, and dance come to mind. What if we look at art differently, in terms of everyday life? What would …

March 14, 2014 //

Homelessness, Poverty, Prison, and the State of America’s Children

Poverty and lack of resources for children in low income areas is a long standing issue in America, and one that Urban Gateways artists witness firsthand every day in many …

January 13, 2014 //

Brand new year, brand new overview video

We are launching into 2014 in style thanks to a little help from our friends. Video volunteer Chris Siler worked on this overview video for us, featuring clips, pics, and …

December 17, 2013 //

Forget sticks and stones: students take an EPIC approach to combat bullying

Did you know… Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school. 90% of 4th through …

November 25, 2013 //

Our Top 4 Chicago Arts Experiences, Holiday Season 2013

The holiday season is upon us and many of us are thinking about the best and the most memorable way to spend it. Living in Chicago gives us a great …

March 8, 2012 //

An invitation: Calling all arts education advocates

Welcome to I Am Urban Gateways, a forum for discussion and reflection surrounding a cause that we want everyone in our community to celebrate: Arts education, and instilling creativity in …