August 22, 2018 //
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Band of Steel – Gower West Elementary

Great performance! Unique and new for our kids! Thank you!

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American Groove Evolution – Chicago Christian HS

It was a great experience. These performers are amazing musicians, and I know that both students and faculty really appreciated it. A [music] revue is always good; I like the connection between history and place and the culture it produces.

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August 1, 2018 //

WFMT Talks TAP

Teen Arts Pass (TAP) in the news yet again! Michael San Gabino of WFMT took the time to chat with Tarah Durnbaugh, Urban Gateways Performance Programs Manager, about the newest Urban Gateways initiative that allows teens to access live dance, music, and theater all over Chicago for a ticket price of just $5. Thanks to …

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June 25, 2018 //

Teen Arts Pass on Chicago Tonight

In June Urban Gateways Executive Director Eric Delli Bovi and Teen Arts Pass (TAP) 2017-18 Teen Council members Deven and Ida joined Carol Marin on Chicago Tonight to talk about the new initiative that gives teens access to $5 tickets to see live dance, music, and theater all around Chicago. Thanks to WTTW and Chicago …

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June 22, 2018 //

Unwavering Motivation: Victoria Martinez

Check out this inspiring article on Sixty Inches From Center about Urban Gateways teaching artist Victoria Martinez and how she is using her artistic practice to make a mark on her home neighborhood of Pilsen. The article features Victoria’s work with Pickard Elementary as part of her Traveling Minds program with Urban Gateways, where she …

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June 20, 2018 //

TAP and Arts Exposure: “More Than Feeling Fancy”

We love this Teen Arts Pass (TAP) feature on the blog of Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, which discusses the new Urban Gateways initiative and the impact it’s already having on young Chicagoans. TAP allows teens to experience live arts performances all around Chicago for only $5. The blog features 2017-18 TAP Teen Council …

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June 2, 2018 //

Teen Arts Pass on Good Day Chicago

Urban Gateways Executive Director Eric Delli Bovi, plus Teen Arts Pass (TAP) 2017-18 Teen Council members Jamani and Isabel, hung out with Sally Schulze on Good Day Chicago’s June 2 show to tell the city all about TAP. The newest Urban Gateways initiative allows teens to access $5 tickets to live dance, music, and theater …

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June 1, 2018 //

Staff Member Tarah Durnbaugh Announced as 2018 CAELI Participant

The Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI) through the National Guild for Community Arts Education is a rigorous leadership development program in which Urban Gateways Director of Programs Jill Potter has previously participated – and this year we’re thrilled that Tarah Durnbaugh, Performance Programs Manager, has been selected to the class of 2018! Tarah is …

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May 10, 2018 //

ABC 7 Chicago Features TAP Launch

Teen Arts Pass (TAP), Urban Gateways’ newest initiative which allows teens to access live arts performances all around Chicago for only $5, launched just a few days ago; ABC 7 Chicago picked up the story with this article. The ABC piece discusses how TAP was developed with the input of local teens, highlights celebratory launch …

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May 3, 2018 //
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With Teen Arts Pass (TAP), Teens Experience Chicago Performances for Only $5

On May 1, 2018, Urban Gateways launched Teen Arts Pass (TAP), a program that allows young people ages 13 to 19 to experience live dance, music, theater, and more performances all around Chicago for only $5. Teens can sign up for free on the TAP website, and they will receive a digital membership card via …

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