From Artful Opportunities to Community Support

There are many ways for artists to get inspired and get involved in the Near West Side. From our quarterly Gallery Night exhibits to the annual Mobile Lantern Film series, we have opportunities for artists working in all mediums, and the Near West Side Arts Initiative doesn’t stop when the event is over - we need dedicated, creative individuals to help keep the momentum going.

Check out the opportunities below or contact us to volunteer.

Public Art by 26th Street Project

Public Art by 26th Street Project

Public Art Calls

Bringing together artists, neighbors, and businesses encourages something magical in our part of the city. Find out what projects are going on right now, in your backyard.

Work by Evelyn Terry

Work by Evelyn Terry

Gallery Night Exhibits

The Mobile Design Box is a partnership between the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, local artists, and community stakeholders to create vibrant spaces. This venue provides space for the exhibition of work by local artists and SARUP students.

Film by Rosella Joseph

Film by Rosella Joseph

Mobile Lantern Festival

The Mobile Lantern is a one-night-only film and performance exhibit that engages the Near West Side community by showing art in an entirely new way. The festival will be held on September 13, 2019. Film proposals are accepted throughout the year.