Chicago Public Art Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to unite artists and communities in partnership to produce quality public art and to extend and transform the tradition of collaborative, community involved, public artwork.

Our goals have remained consistent over more than 45 historic years of art making.

  • Design public art projects in partnership with the communities while maintaining a high level of artistic quality.

  • Introduce creative skills to children and adults, thereby providing them with tools to articulate their ideas and observations and the confidence to transform their physical environment.

  • Train and educate professional artists in the process of creating community responsive art projects, enabling them to become responsible leaders in the field of public art.

  • Educate communities to the social and aesthetic possibilities of collaborative public art.


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