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Teens: Join our Community Impact Group

Teens–If you enjoy art, music, dance, poetry, organizing, etc, we welcome you Fridays from 4 - 5:30 pm for our Community Impact Group.

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CONTACT US for more information.

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Kite Flying, Art Project Brings Students From Four Schools Together

OLD TOWN — Can flying a kite bring together students from four very different schools located only a few blocks apart?

Read the Article HERE.

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Art Center creates dreams on Sedgwick corridor

There's a lot happening on Old Town's Sedgwick Corridor these days thanks to the ambitious vision of Charlie Branda and the art center that she has created. Art on Sedgwick, 1429 N. Sedgwick, is a not-for-profit organization designed to enliven the neighborhood and provide a creative open environment for all to enjoy.

Read the Article HERE.

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Art that Draws Us Together

At Art on Sedgwick, we recognize that the neighborhood we call home is racially and economically diverse, yet extremely divided. In many ways, the Sedgwick corridor in south Old Town acts as an invisible barrier between two separate worlds, where the average income on the east side of the street is more than ten times higher than the west.

Read the Article HERE.


PAST NEWS & EVENTS

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Stitch Together

Stitch Together is a quilting project that drew members of the community together to celebrate the dreams and creative spirit of young children through embroidery. The program was designed and led by artist Rosalia Scholle

WHEN
Wednesday, June 14
5:50pm - 7:30pm

WHERE
Mintel - 333 West Wacker Dr, Suite 1100

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Franklin Fine Arts Students Make Old Town Beautiful With Photo Installation

OLD TOWN — Franklin Fine Arts Center students are spreading a profound message in Old Town through public art.

Read the Article HERE.

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Stitch Together, Dream Together -- Creating a Community Quilt

Stitch Together / Dream Together – Create a Community Quilt based on Drawings of neighborhood children

FREE embroidery class, Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30

Join this free workshop to learn simple embroidery techniques to re-create children's drawings on fabric. Art on Sedgwick will be gathering self-portraits and artist dream statements from young children at several local schools for the project. As we stitch their drawings and dreams into a community quilt, we'll enjoy the company of neighbors – and the creative wisdom and insight of artist and educator Rosalia Scholle. The final project will be displayed at Art on Sedgwick's fourth annual Faces & Places Neighborhood Art Exhibit.

Register for this FREE event HERE.

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A Guided Tour Through the "Mastry" of Kerry James Marshall

Museums around the world are seeking to redefine black artists' role in art history. Art on Sedgwick intends to take advantage of this historically significant exhibition available in our city by taking the community on a field trip! This includes a guided tour led by our own Art Practitioner and Educator, John Bakker who is also an active Art on Sedgwick Board Member. Join us for a unique experience at the Museum of Contemporary Art before it travels to the Met in NYC.

WHEN
Tuesday, August 9th from 4pm – 6pm

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STREET ART WALKING TOUR

Join Art on Sedgwick and poet and educator Kevin Coval for a walking tour that will explore the history and aesthetics of this public art form. Learn about art crimes, the politics of style, and see the work of a new generation of young artists vying to shape Chicago's public visual culture.

WHEN
Saturday, July 16th from 11am - 12:30pm

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DRAW TOGETHER - Art on Sedgwick's Annual Fundraiser

Interested in drawing together to support local art and community?
Join neighbors who support Art on Sedgwick for our annual fundraiser! Food, drinks, entertainment, and live art included. Silent auction including a live painting, personal or pet portrait project, wine and painting party, and more!

Early-Bird Tickets: $50
(ticket prices increase to $60 after Friday June 3)

WHEN
Sunday, June 5, 2016
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

WHERE
Sedgwick Sculpture Studio
1544 N Sedgwick St ( red door )
Chicago, IL 60610

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Braid/Work Community Field Trip

Join us this SUNDAY, MAY 15th to see our art collaboration with BRAID/WORK in person. This is your chance to participate in the culminating event at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park!

WHEN
Sunday, May 15, 2016
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Digital Photography Photo Workshop

Beauty is all around us! Learn to capture in with digital photography. Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to join photographers Susan Aurinko from F8 and Kristin Cass from Women In Focus for this free workshop. We'll provide individual instruction in a group setting and will focus on composition, the basic functions of a camera, and editing.Final portraits will be printed and displayed at for the upcoming "Faces & Places" art exhibit. We can't wait to see beauty through your eyes.

This workshop is FREE. REGISTER HERE.

WHEN
Saturday, April 2, 2016
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE
Art on Sedgwick
1429 North Sedgwick

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Walter Payton Students Beautify Building With Inclusion-Themed Mural

Walter Payton College Prep students joined professional artists Friday morning to paint a colorful mural on the side of the historic Noble Horse building, which is expected to come down in the coming months to make way for a mixed-use development.

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Mask Making Workshop

This workshop is FREE, so bring the whole family! Please RSVP to Charlie@artonsedgwick.org.

WHEN
Saturday, December 19, 2015
2PM - 4PM

WHERE
Art on Sedgwick
1429 North Sedgwick

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Sculpy Clay Jewelry Making Workshop

This workshop is FREE, so bring the whole family! Please RSVP to Charlie@artonsedgwick.org.

WHEN
Saturday, December 12, 2015
2PM - 4PM

WHERE
Art on Sedgwick
1429 North Sedgwick

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Comic Book Making Workshop

Join us this Saturday at 1429 N. Sedgwick and make your very own comic book! Learn some comic basics plus how to bind your new work into book form. This workshop is FREE, so bring the whole family! Please RSVP to Charlie@artonsedgwick.org.

WHEN
Saturday, December 5, 2015
at 10:00 AM

WHERE
Art on Sedgwick
1429 North Sedgwick

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Grand Opening Event!

Grand opening event in cooperation with Access Contemporary Music and Eva's Cafe. We'll be recruiting some kids from the neighborhood to paint a mural of our logo on the wall inside our new classroom. Seth Beaustadt from ACM will be playing piano, and we'll be doing a public / community art project on the boarded up storefront next door.

WHEN
Sunday, October 18
1:00-3:00

WHERE
Art on Sedgwick
1429 North Sedgwick

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Art Center Aims To Break Racial, Economic Barriers on Sedgwick Street

Art on Sedgwick, Branda envisioned, would be "inclusive to everyone in the neighborhood and bring people together who might not interact." It would use art to build community, she said.

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Artistic Director, John Bakker Featured on TriStates Public Radio

An art project by this fall's Artist-in-Residence at Knox College aims to capture the essence and variety of Galesburg. John Bakker, who's from Chicago, called his three-month effort the "Galesburg Portrait Project."

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Artist Collective Gathering

Artist Collective gathering at Eva's Cafe. Our kickoff event to build community among artists who support the vision of Art on Sedgwick for continued learning opportunities and mutual support and inspiration.

WHEN
Monday, September 28
8:00 pm

WHERE
Eva's Cafe

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Mohawk Street Block Party

Art on Sedgwick will be at the Mohawk Street Block Party with artist demonstrations and opportunities to get creative!

WHEN
Sunday, September 27
2:00-6:00

WHERE
Mohawk Street Block Party

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A Date to Create and Celebrate Fundraiser

WHEN
Thursday, May 28, 2015,
6-9 PM

WHERE
Ranalli's, 1925 N Lincoln Ave

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Faces & Places Art Show

Art on Sedgwick is pleased to partner with The Simple Good to host our second annual Faces & Places art show — "Connecting our Community with the Simple Good". Through a collaborative art showcase featuring student artists from grades 3 through 8, we discover the different perspectives of "the simple good" of our community through the voices of the youth. Through this powerful exhibition, we attempt to connect the meaning of good to bring together Students, families, and community members under a single dialogue to encourage unity and peace in our neighborhood. Join us for a simple good evening!

WHEN
Thursday, May 7, 2015
3:30—7:00 pm

WHERE
at Franklin Fine Arts Center
225 W Evergreen Avenue

 

Event

Jake Still Wants to Play

You are invited to Jake's fall party featuring Art on Sedgqick. Come join us to learn about and support the new community art center in our neighborhood coming soo to 1408 N. Sedgwick.

  • JAKE'S HOT RUM DRINKS
  • TASTY FALL FOOD
  • FUN ART DRAWING CONTEST FOR KIDS
  • MINGLE WITH THE NEIGHBORS

WHEN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 FROM 4:00PM - 7:00PM

WHERE
JAKE'S HOUSE - 1506 N. MOHAWK

RSVP VIA EMAIL AT: RONDAFISH@ME.COM

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Slam & Jam

A night of music and poetry to benefit Art on Sedgwick, an organization that uses are to build bridges in Old Town.

WHEN
Thursday, 11/13/14
From 7pm - 8:30pm

WHERE
1450 N. Sedgwick

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Chalk the Walk

Come and join the Near North Community in creating works of art. The Chalk the Walk event is open to residents and friends of the Near North Community. Bring your positive creativity and we will give you CHALK! Open to all ages!!!!

WHEN
August 16, 2014
From 3:30pm-6:30pm

WHERE
1100-1500 N Sedgwick and 400-600 W Division St.

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Lumunos Feature on Art on Sedgwick

Charlie Branda and her husband Dale made a commitment to move into a diverse area of Chicago in south Old Town just after they were married. A developer they knew was planning a mixed income condominium project as part of the “plan for transformation” of the Cabrini Green public housing project, and invited them to participate. Charlie and Dale were the first ones to sign a contract ...

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Faces & Places Art Show

The Art on Sedgwick Advisory Board is pleased to host our first annual art show—FACES & PLACES. The event will honor the work of young artists in grades 5-8 and bring together families from local schools in a creative and upbeat atmosphere.

WHEN
Friday, May 23, 2014
3:30—6:30 pm

WHERE
In and around our future classroomsat 1402 and 1408 North Sedgwick

 

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Project Featured on Curbed

On August 24th Architecture for Humanity and the Near North Unity Program hosted a participatory design workshop at Marshall Field Garden Apartments. The workshop was open to all neighborhood residents, both kids and adults. The day was written about on Curbed Chicago.