Upcoming and Recent Events 2019-10-01T10:26:37+00:00

Upcoming Events

Team Snow City Arts 5k/15k!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Join our team and run or walk a 5k/15k at the 2019 Hot Chocolate Race to support Snow City Arts. Last year we raised over $33,000 for the organization and to help inspire and educate children and youth in the hospital through the arts. Team benefits include swag, fun runs, yoga, social events, networking, fundraising practice, getting in shape, AND doing something fun this summer and fall all while supporting a great cause. Click here to register for our team. (Please note that you need to sign up for the Hot Chocolate Race separately.)

Unspeakable by Kobe, age 11

Snow City Arts @ The Wheaton Public Library

October 2-30, 2019

Snow City Arts will be hosting an exhibition, highlighting artwork created by students at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital from October 2-30 at the Wheaton Public Library. Through drawings, paintings, photographs, music, and poetry, the exhibit will showcase the incredible creativity of youth at our four hospitals. These pieces are just a small sample of the work produced by Snow City Arts’ at this site. On October 17th from 4-7 PM at the Wheaton Public Library, join Snow City Arts Teaching Artists for a live poetry reading, music, and more!

Recent Events

A section of A Sun Also Rises

Snow City Arts at the Chicago Athletic Association

For the month of August 2019, Snow City Arts had an exhibit up in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel’s Fine Arts Display Case. We are honored to be included in a group of exhibitors that includes the MCA and Virgil Abloh, Edra Soto, and Nikko Washington. On display was a large-scale collaborative student project, The Sun Also Rises, inspired by the artwork of Nevaeh, a Snow City Arts student. More than 85 students, ages 5-18, have worked on this mosaic since 2016. 

Snow City Arts teaching artists performed live music and poetry readings on Tuesday, August 20th to celebrate the mosaic and close out the exhibit. 

Play with Clay to benefit Snow City Arts

Board Members Bill Loumpouridis and David Ray hosted a pottery making session at The Pot Shop on Saturday, May 18th, from 7-9 PM for a fun evening benefiting Snow City Arts. Guests experienced a pottery wheel demonstration and were able to  create their own piece of art!

Tools and Techniques to Adapt Curriculum for Diverse Learners

Program Director Veronica Stein and our teaching artists Emmy Bean and Dan Kerr-Hobert presented at the 2019 Arts Education Conference: Cultivating Conditions for Growth hosted by Ingenuity and CPS Department of Arts Education.  They held an artmaking session that introduced tools and techniques for differentiated instruction and guided participants through a scaffolded activity benchmarked by Illinois Arts Learning Standards. They discussed how music, theater, and visual arts education intersect to provide multiple points of entry points for students with diverse physical and cognitive abilities.

Springtime in Chicago

Snow City Arts Board Members Joe Schramm, Amy Bossov, Melissa McNeal Adams, and Bela Lopes hosted a family style meal in the beautiful upstairs private dining room at the Bucktown hot spot etta. Guests enjoyed a three course family style meal and shared a table with other Snow City Arts friends in support of Snow City Arts.

Framed in Time: 8-Bits and 80s Hits

On March 22nd, the Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board held its second annual Framed in Time event at the Chicago Party Animals Warehouse in the West Loop. This year’s theme was 8-Bits and 80s Hits! Guests enjoyed a fun night of art, music, Tito’s Vodka cocktails, beer from Revolution Brewery and Motor Row Brewery, food, a raffle, games, and much more. Over 70 folks came out to support Snow City Arts!

Marwen Career Fair

Snow City Arts was at the Marwen Career Fair on Saturday, March 23rd. The career fair provided opportunities for art students to explore multiple career paths in the arts. Our Exhibitions and Partnership Coordinator, Jess Leonard, was there to talk about her experience as both teaching artist and arts administrator. In addition to Snow City Arts, there was a great group of Chicago arts organizations.

Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board Happy Hour

Thanks to everyone who came to the Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board happy hour at Hubbard Inn on November 15th to help inspire and educate youth in the hospital through the arts.

Everyone’s $25 donation helped:

purchase a set of watercolor paints for use in a visual arts workshop

purchase a set of educational ukelele strings for a music workshop

purchase a part for a Gorillapod, a filming/photo tripod, for a media arts workshop

purchase books on rhyming for a creative writing workshop


Thank you Team Snow City Arts! And thank you to everyone who supported Team Snow City Arts! The team surpassed its fundraising goal and raised over $30k! On Sunday, November 4th, Team Snow City Arts ran the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in support of the organization and programming that inspires and educates children in the hospital through the arts.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Jacob, age 7, Untitled (3), Color Study

Student Exhibition and Showcase at Wheaton Public Library

From October 11th thru 30th, the Wheaton Public Library showcased Snow City Arts student artwork created over the past year and a half at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. The drawings, paintings, photographs, poems, and music exhibited were just a small sample of the art created by children and youth at this hospital. Snow City Arts was thrilled to partner with the Wheaton Library and publicly display this work, highlighting the wide array of talented students we work with every day.

501 (tee)(hee): A Fundraiser for Snow City Arts

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Navigator Taproom on Sunday, June 24th at 7pm in support of Snow City Arts. There were lots of laughs, raffle prizes, and so much to enjoy on a beautiful summer evening.

Thank you to the very talented people who performed that evening!
Rachel Barnes
Nick Chilson
Sandy Lee
Jess Martinez
Jesse Rothenberg
Hosted by Martin Felshman

FRAMED IN TIME: A Throwback to the 1920s

The Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board hosted its first annual signature event, FRAMED IN TIME at Underground Chicago on March 9th, 2018 to benefit the students of Snow City Arts.  This events theme was A Throwback to the 1920s in honor of Snow City Arts’ 20th Anniversary. Each proceeding year of the event will have a different theme based on a period of time. What will next year’s theme be?!

The 2018 FRAMED IN TIME featured a specialty cocktail with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, beer from Empirical Brewery, Temperance Beer Co., and Motor Row Brewery, as well as food from Sunda, interactive art-making and amazing raffle prizes.

For pictures of the event head over to our Facebook page.

Overheating Robot
by Connor, age 16


Thank you to everyone who ran with and supported Team Snow City Arts!!!

Team Snow City Arts ran the 5K/15K Hot Chocolate race on October 29th, 2017 in order to raise money to inspire and educate children and youth in hospitals through the arts.  They have raised over $30k so far but are trying to reach their stretch fundraising goal of $35k. Help them reach that goal!

Check out photos of Team Snow City Arts from this year’s race below.

Special thanks to our 2017 Team Snow City Arts Sponsors!


On June 22, 2017 over 70 golfers enjoyed an afternoon at Harborside International Golf Center for The 4th Annual Landrosh Open, Marta and Patrick Landrosh’s golf charity event to benefit Snow City Arts. The event featured a Beat-the-Pro contest, a Putting Contest, and a Hole-in-One contest along with a silent auction and dinner. Thanks to our gold sponsors Park & Longstreet, IMC, and Builders Cabinet.

A few moments from the 2017 Landrosh Open. Photos courtesy of Lucas Anti.

For more photos of the fun, head to our Facebook page!


Snow City Arts had a great Kendra Gives Back Party at the new Kendra Scott store on Southport Avenue! Kendra Scott has been making and selling unique jewelry and custom designs since 2002. With philanthropy as a core principle of her business model, the company gives back to communities by hosting events that benefit local nonprofits. On May 10th, 20% of the proceeds from sales benefited Snow City Arts. It was the perfect opportunity for those who stopped by to buy something nice for Mother’s Day.

Click here to learn more about Kendra Scott.

FORM: ART + floral

At this year’s FORM: ART + floral, florists and artists were paired up to work together to create a one-of-a-kind exhibit of visual mastery based off of the theme Hybrid Ground. The exhibit brought together artworks that push the boundaries of our understanding of space by reinventing familiar materials and proportions to create new interpretations of space, home and community place. The event took place at the beautiful Bridgeport Art Center and catering was provided by Inspired Catering and Feast & Imbibe. Thanks to all who came out to support FORM and Snow City Arts!

Take a look at some photos from this year’s FORM event, or our Facebook page for even more!

All photos courtesy of Spoon Photo & Design.


On March 31st and April 7th, Snow City Arts representatives had the pleasure of being present for West Chicago’s Family Art Night. Snow City Arts was there celebrating our new hospital partnership with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and also the Snow City Arts exhibition that is currently up at 103 W. Washington St. in West Chicago. The multidisciplinary exhibition showcases art work from our students at Chicagoland hospitals. The exhibition is in partnership with People Made Visible.

Click here to learn more about the exhibition and Family Art Night.


Over 150 people joined the Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board at Lagunitas for a festive evening of food, beer, and interactive art-making on Tuesday, March 7th raising almost $5,000! Thanks to our sponsors Aurelios, Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria, and of course Lagunitas Brewing Company for making this event such a huge success.

Photos courtesy of Karina Barcuite.

For more photos of the fun, head to our Facebook album!