The Top 14 of 2014

Happy New Year! 2015 dawns full of exciting things for Urban Gateways – we’re participating in Turnaround Arts: Chicago, we’re hosting our annual Art for All Gala on March 20 at the Art Institute of Chicago for the second year in a row, our Executive Director was elected to the Americans for the Arts Advisory Council beginning this month, and most importantly, we’re on track to serve 70,000 Chicago students through artist residencies, touring performances, and other high-quality arts education programs this school year.

We’re looking forward, but the programs, events, and accomplishments of past years are one of our most valuable resources for learning how to more effectively deliver the arts to Chicago youth. With that, here are our top 14 blog moments of 2014, in chronological order:

1. Working Together to Bust a Move: The Kelvyn Park Dance Crew

2. Hear from a Volunteer: Photographing an Urban Gateways Residency

3. Teaching Artist for a Day: Executive Director Helps Out at DuBois

4. Jacob Watson and the Heroes of Piccolo Elementary

5. A City Made by Poets

6. Art for All Gala 2014 – Photos & Video

7. Urban Gateways Students Help Wrigley Field Celebrate 100th Birthday

8. New Ingenuity Report Highlights Progress in Chicago Arts Education

9. Staffers Become Student Artists for Annual Retreat

10. Meet Jill LeCesne Potter, Director of Programs

11. Chicago’s Arts Education Plan: Where is it Now?

12. Party for Arts Ed – Artini’s Fifth Anniversary at Parliament

13. Parent Testimonial: The Incredible Impact of Live Performance

14. World Weavers Complete Rug Designs at Stone Academy

“Hear from a Volunteer: Photographing an Urban Gateways Dance Residency” (Posted January 30, 2014)

“Art for All Gala a Smashing Success – Check out Photos, Video!” (Posted April 9, 2014)

“Urban Gateways Staffers Become Student Artist for a Day” (Posted September 26, 2014)

“World Weavers Complete Rug Designs at Stone Academy” (Posted December 18, 2014)

Have an artful 2015!