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ART & Changemaking

Virtual Event

ART & Changemaking is the fifth event in a six-part speaker series (ART &), part of Urban Gateways' 60th Anniversary celebration in 2021. Join us for a deep dive into how the arts inspire creativity and impact social change.

ART & Looking Ahead

Virtual Event

ART & Looking Ahead is the final event in a six-part speaker series (ART &), part of Urban Gateways' 60th Anniversary celebration in 2021. The past few years have been a trying time for artists and arts organizations; in this conversation, speakers will discuss the obstacles they’ve experienced and how they plan to move forward in the years to come.

Bubbles, Boards, & Beats

Virtual Event

Gather the folks in your bubble for a virtual wine tasting, charcuterie board contest, and music from Urban Gateways-affiliated performing artists. Ticket sales benefit arts education programs for young people in Chicago.

TEEN EVENT: Writers’ Open Mic

Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL

The Urban Gateways Teen Council, Steppenwolf Theatre and their Young Adult Council, and Teen Arts Pass invite teens to a Writers' Open Mic on Saturday, April 9th!

Support Mildsauce Today!

Virtual Event

With a donation to CIMA during October 3-October 17, you can directly support the work of to ensure that the voices of Chicago's youth are heard.

Bubbles, Boards, & Beats

You’ll enjoy a variety of wine - BUBBLES, sweet, whites, and reds - and get your nosh on with a charcuterie BOARD and other hors d'oeuvres by Skadden's award-winning chef. During the event, enjoy BEATS that are sure to get you on your feet by Urban Gateways-affiliated performing artists. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to enjoy wine, hors […]

Artist Recruitment Evening

Artist Recruitment Evening Join the Urban Gateways Teaching and Touring Artist Roster! Monday, August 21st 5-8pm @ Street Level, 1637 N Ashland Ave, Chicago Learn about joining our Teaching and Touring Rosters! Meet Urban Gateways program staff and enjoy performances by artists Nelson Sosa and Olinda Chang. Light refreshments will be served. @ 5:30pm - […]

Associate Board Re-Launch and Recruitment

  Every young person—no matter their zip code—deserves the chance to make and see art. Art is a gateway for connecting communities, generations, and young people to their whole selves. Urban Gateways engages young people in arts experiences through school instructional programming, touring performances, tickets to art events and extracurricular programs, and mentoring. The Urban […]

Cha Cha Cha & Danzas Ceremonales: Latin America Through Dance!

  Join us for this family-friendly event at The Art Center Highland Park for an exciting event that pays homage to the vibrant and colorful dances of Latin America. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats and energetic movements that define the rich cultural heritage of Hispanic communities. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience […]