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Art on theMART

In conjunction with CPS All-City Visual Arts, Art on theMART highlights selected CPS seniors’ artwork from across the city in a collaborative exhibition.

Art on theMART—a singular public art platform that operates through a custom projection system that includes 34 projectors installed on the Chicago Riverwalk, has transformed hi-resolution photos of 2D artworks from a range of media (created by CPS seniors) into animated, dynamic projections that fill and move across the MART’s façade, set to music. Seniors! Submissions for having your work considered for Art On The Mart closes on March 3rd, 2023.

Spring Opportunity for CPS Seniors

The Department of Arts Education is excited to announce that Art on theMART will be happening concurrently with our new, multidisciplinary festival, RE*VER*BER*ATE, from April 27th - 30th, 2023! Please see submission guidelines  (seniors only - deadline March 3, 2023).

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More about Art on theMART

Art on theMART opened on September 29, 2018 to 32,000 visitors. It was founded as a 30-year partnership with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) as a new, singular public art platform. Art on theMART operates through a custom projection system that includes 34 projectors installed on the Riverwalk, casting over 1 million lumens onto the façade of theMART.

More about CPS All-City Visual Arts (ACVA)

The CPS Department of Arts Education All-City Visual Art (ACVA) Exhibitions have been a long-standing tradition for Chicago Public Schools students and teachers. These exhibitions—including Senior Portfolio and the All-City Elementary + High School Visual Arts Exhibitions—provide a unique opportunity to showcase student achievement in visual and media arts and exhibit student work in highly-visible, public exhibition spaces in Chicago. 

All-City Exhibitions