Arts in the Parks: Visual and Media Arts
Learn more about the unique artists, classes and cultural events offered throughout the district’s 580 parks. We will feature a new arts discipline quarterly.
Visual and Media Arts: August - October
The Chicago Park District provides visual and media art opportunities for all-ages and abilities with over 900 classes in parks throughout Chicago. Our experienced instructors and committed community partners offer visual and media arts instruction in a variety of genres and skill-levels. The district houses specialty studios and equipment for ceramics, jewelry/lapidary, and woodshop in addition to spaces dedicated to multipurpose arts experiences. Chicago's parks are the settings for a world-class collection of nearly 300 fountains, monuments, and sculptures. There are 11 official museums on park land and 9 Visual and Media Arts Partners in Residence.
For program and event information, check out the Visual Arts & Media brochure.
Chicago Artist Month Feature Exhibit: Art in the Parks: The People’s Studio
This October experience the work of citizens from across the city who make the parks their canvas, their stage, their space for creative dialogue. Full exhibit and event details http://chicagoartistsmonth.org/
Arts Disciplines Covered Each Quarter:
Dance: February - April
Theater & Performance: May - July
Visual & Media Arts: August - October
Music: November - January