First-Person: The Arts Alliance Illinois Blog

Mayor Lightfoot's Public Commitments to Arts and Culture

Building on our work over the past few months engaging with the new Lightfoot administration's arts policy agenda, the Alliance continues to champion the value of the creative sector in Chicago.

September Member Spotlight: Urban Gateways

Left: Street Level programming in action, photo by James Duke. Right: Teen Arts Pass, photo by Sehar Sufi.

Inspiring Stories of Arts Education in Illinois

During National Arts Education Week (September 8-14), we began gathering some of our favorite stories of arts education in Illinois. No matter the size of the school or school district, the arts thrive in classrooms across the state thanks to the passion of teachers, principals, and superintendents who understand the enormous contribution that the arts make in young people.

August Member Spotlight: The Orpheum Theatre

Left: The Orpheum Theatre marquee during movie palace era. Right: Present day interior. Photos courtesy of The Orpheum Theatre.

July Member Spotlight: Illinois Humanities

Above: Mural at The Breathing Room Space in Chicago, a community hub for Envisioning Justice, photo courtesy of Illinois Humanities.

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