A Student Showcase at Steppenwolf Theatre
April 3 and 4, 7 PM
In partnership with Steppenwolf Education through its City Connection program, Snow City Arts presents Activating Art: A Student Showcase in Steppenwolf’s 1700 theatre as part of the LookOut series. This event spotlights artwork by Snow City Arts students created while being treated in the hospital. This evening of short performances features a student ensemble and professional Chicago theatre artists, showcasing samples of creative writing, music, dance, puppetry, storytelling, and design live on the Steppenwolf stage.
Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board FUNdraiser!
April 7, 2020
Join the Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board on April 7th in The Basement at Lagunitas Brewing Company. The FUNdraiser will feature a rock, paper, scissors tournament for a grand prize, art making, a raffle, and of course beer. Beers are $6 and 90% of beer sales go to Snow City Arts.
The Auxiliary Board is trying to raise $5000 to support more arts opportunities for children in the hospital. If you can’t make the event, consider donating!
All food is included with your ticket!
Tickets are $20 and $25 at the door.
Snow City Arts @ the MADD Center
Snow City Arts Teaching Artists utilize media and technology to both make artmaking accessible to students in the hospital room and to create space for inquiry and experimentation. Whether it’s visual arts, music, or filmmaking, each of our discipline areas incorporate new ways of using material and media. The Snow City Arts student work showcased in this exhibit exemplifies the mission of the MADD Center at The University of Chicago. The exhibition was a curated collection of Snow City Arts student artwork, such as stop motion animation, pixel art, and digital drawings. Snow City Arts held an opening on February 5th and an Open House on February 15th.
Team Snow City Arts 5k/15k!
Team Snow City Arts ran and walked 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. This year over 30 runners have raised over $19,000 and counting for the organization. Thank you to all our runners and supporters!
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!
Unspeakable by Kobe, age 11
Snow City Arts @ The Wheaton Public Library
Snow City Arts hosted 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 showcasef the incredible creativity of youth at our four hospitals. The pieces are just a small sample of the work produced by Snow City Arts’ students at this site. On October 17th from 4-7 PM at the Wheaton Public Library, Snow City Arts Teaching Artists held an event with live poetry reading, music, and more!
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.