Founded in 2000, Arts of Life is guided by a progressive vision to put inclusivity and creativity first in support of adult artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The defining hallmark of Arts of Life is our dedication to a culture of collective decision-making, which ensures that we are all proactive members of a shared artistic community with a voice in every aspect of our studio programming.

Arts of Life currently serves over 60 artists at two studio locations. Our North Shore studio is located in the Chicago suburb of Glenview and our Chicago studio is located in the West Town neighborhood. Each studio has a unique exhibition space – Circle Contemporary – with year round programming featuring guest curators and artists. In addition, each studio has an independent musical band that practices and performs around Chicagoland regularly.

Our studio artists’ work has been featured in prestigious venues throughout the world, including Carl Hammer Gallery, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, INTUIT Center for Outside Art, and Museum of Everything in London.

Chicago, North Shore

31U, Private Pay


Posted in Adult Day Care, Art/Art Therapy, Case Management, Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Public Aid and Volunteer Programs

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