Team Snow City Arts 2020 Challenge Ends October 31!!
Join our wonderful Auxiliary Board in an inclusive month long, remote CHALLENGE as part of Team Snow City Arts. Sign up and set a physical and fundraising goal; create a team of friends to reach a combined goal and cheer each other on. The silver lining of not being able to run together, is that ANYONE can participate from ANYWHERE in the world in the way that best suits the way the move!
There will still be yoga, socials, and swag. Help us raise the last 1/3 of our $25,000 goal for Snow City Arts!
Snow City Arts & The Northwest Side Housing Center After School Program
Snow City Arts teaching artists Emmy Bean, Dan Kerr-Hobert, and Jonathan Stein will lead virtual workshops in book making, writing, and visual arts from 3-4pm on Wednesdays for 7 weeks starting on November 4. Students can access materials at Steinmetz College Prep and should sign up with Ms. Angelita Ruiz, Youth Services Coordinator at ARuiz@nwshc.onmicrosoft.com.
Free for registered students.
Snow City Arts will be hosting several virtual and peer-to-peer appeals on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020, and have some incentives for giving on the day to help us kick off a month of end of year giving to support our work serving children and youth in Chicagoland hospitals and at home recovering. More to follow soon!
Meanwhile, see if your company has a matching gift program so you can double your impact!
What can my donation do for the organization?
With your generous donation here is a list of impactful ways Snow City Arts can continue providing comprehensive services to youth in hospitals
$25 — Set of watercolor paints for use in a visual arts workshop.*
$50 — Case of Model Magic, a high-quality, non-allergenic, sculpting clay that’s a staple of Snow City Arts workshops.*
$100 — Professional quality drawing pens and sketchbooks for 5 students.*
$250 — Final Cut subscription, a studio-quality music editing software.*
$500 — iPad for filmmaking, music editing, and stop-motion animation bedside.*
$1,000 — Year of visual arts supplies at one hospital partner: Lurie, Rush or UIC Children’s Hospital!*
$2,500 — One year of one of the HIPAA compliant versions of a software that make Virtual Learning one on one possible: Acuity, Asana, Docusign, Microsoft Teams or ZOOM.
Paint Along with Snow City Arts & Wheaton Public Library
Follow the archived paint along workshop offered October 17 by Snow City Arts and Wheaton Public Library in celebration of Arts DuPage Month! SCA’s very own Teaching Artist Monica Acosta, leads a Zen-style, spontaneous approach to painting a sunset. Using simple forms and organic shapes created by overlapping layers of color. Paint along now!
Support Snow City Arts while you shop this month!!
Jeremy Wright, Vice President of Snow City Arts Governing Board and owner of Thrift LLC, invites you to a unique fundraising event in support of SCA.
“Thrift at Home focuses on providing high quality clothing and accessories at ridiculously affordable prices! We’re all about community building, so we try to partner with nonprofits and community organizations to help them fundraise at our pop up shops and events. We often partner with other minority owned businesses to increase visibility and provide cost sharing.”
100% of sales of items donated specifically for this event, and 20% of all other sales during the latter half of August, will be donated to Snow City Arts’ general operating funds, directly supporting the work it is doing with children and youth in Chicagoland hospitals. These funds will support the creation of bilingual instruction guides and materials kits for students at our hospital partners this summer and fall, to be used in conjunction with our new Virtual Learning workshops.
Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board VIRTUAL FUNdraiser!
The Snow City Arts Auxiliary Board held a live virtual event on April 24th to cap off their week long fundraising campaign. The event included a live art workshop led by our teaching artist, Allie Spicer, a raffle, and student music. Thank you to everyone who donated to their campaign and attended the live event. They raised over $4,400 to support more arts opportunities for children in the hospital.
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.