45 hours ago

Workshop: Playing with Rescued Dogs

This summer, help children learn to enjoy dogs, treat animals kind, and approach dogs safely! Attend a small one on one workshop for children and adults to understand dogs better at Urban Art Retreat garden. Meet our friendly rescued dogs and have fun! Play in the garden, teach the dogs commands, feed them doggie biscuits, and wade in the pool! contact@urbanartretreat.com Register for a day that you can make it to a free workshop!

46 hours ago

Safe Space Field Trip to Urban Art Retreat

Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or...

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Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or mural art). Also, some gardening & an art project. We will water plants & paint!
Let us know when you would like to visit.

Your group can make an appointment for a Field Trip to visit our site for a Summer Day at Urban Art Retreat. Send us an email at contact@urbanartretreat.com

Jun 06

About Discrimination!

We are presenting an exhibit- “About Discrimination".
The Liz Long gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago Illinois 60623 is displaying materials to increase awareness of discrimination and the ism's.
This is an excellent opportunity for a discussion on Discrimination. Any group that schedules an appt. to visit can ask for a facilitated discussion. We will provide this for free.
People can view the display on Saturdays between 1-4p.m. during June or email us to ask for a special showing for themselves and/or their group.
The exhibit is on display through June 30.
ask about free group activities throughout summer including Aug 25 Youth Art Fest in Peace Park 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st.

May 16

Pick Up Litter Day! Join Us!

We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for...

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We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for ourselves & our families. Youth & adults will create an outdoor sculpture in the peace park for posterity. Weekly art-making projects will take place to help people express themselves about their lives, their families, & about issues of violence. We will have gardening, community service, carpentry projects, cement projects, sign making, lots of art projects, & much more. Relax & enjoy nature with Urban Art Retreat. Saturdays 1-4, Mondays 1-4 , Wednesdays 1-4 by RSVP only. contact@urbanartretreat.com

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://urbanartretreat.com

May 12

Alderman Cardenas's Year in Review

We have worked together this year on may adventures from breaking ground for a new health center to community gardens. Check out this quick video on our adventures together. https://www.facebook.com/aldermangeorgecardenas/videos/10155831252779317/

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Alderman Cardenas strives hard to create, attend and support events and organizations throughout the 12th Ward. Just this year he supported health fairs, free senior bingo, broke ground for a new...
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May 05

Gallery offering representation to artists now!

Dear Artist, Submit art for consideration in our gallery. Artists follow guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com We keep gallery work manageable, and do not charge fees to artists.
An update: this past fall, a number of artists started meeting about organizing an Artists Network under the umbrella of CUARC newest community art program- Artists Peace Hub. It is a way to help our neighborhood grow & develop in a positively. We are helping a business district develop around Kedzie pink...

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Dear Artist, Submit art for consideration in our gallery. Artists follow guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com We keep gallery work manageable, and do not charge fees to artists.
An update: this past fall, a number of artists started meeting about organizing an Artists Network under the umbrella of CUARC newest community art program- Artists Peace Hub. It is a way to help our neighborhood grow & develop in a positively. We are helping a business district develop around Kedzie pink line stop. This district would have an emphasis on the arts.
First we plan to develop North Lawndale Area Artists Network for artists from this area & beyond. A core group of artists from North Lawndale area plus other artists are looking at possible space for a cooperative art gallery/cafe/youth art program. We have a building in mind. Also, we begin by offering benefits & responsibilities for artists who are interested in becoming a part of the program.
One benefit for artists: The gallery that Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center has on our current site- Liz Long Gallery, will begin in July 2018 through December 2018 showing group shows of their art. This will be a way to work together, get to know each other. These shows will be for artists who are involved in this project. Gallery needs your applications now to be included. contact@urbanartretreat.com
The last art show to take place in the gallery before this change takes place is on the theme: "About Discrimination". If you have art on the theme "About Discrimination", would like your art included for the month of June 2018, follow guidelines on website (art to arrive at gallery between May 28 - May 30, 2018) Please include your full name and complete street address. thank you, Dianna C. Long, curator

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://www.urbanartretreat.com

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