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Hyde Park Art Center works in partnership with its supporters to ensure that anyone in our city can participate and progress in the visual arts. From children exploring their newfound talents and interests, to professional artists experimenting with new ideas—the Art Center believes people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels deserve the opportunity to develop creatively. 

We hope you will continue showing your commitment to Chicago’s art and artists by making a contribution to the Art Center's Annual Fund today. Your involvement helped us reach this pivotal moment and allows us to fill critical needs in Chicago’s support system for artists—youth and adult, novice to professional. A donation of:

  • $50 purchases art supplies that help one student—youth or adult—develop his/her skills in media like painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics or photography at our Oakman Clinton School and Studios—the only visual art school of such breadth on Chicago’s south side;
  • $100 covers supplies for one of the Art Center's ongoing creative events like Second Sundays, which invites the entire family to explore their creativity through free art-making workshops led by teaching artists; 
  • $250 allows one Chicago Public School student participating in our outreach programs to take an onsite art class through Art Access Awards, our program aimed at augmenting opportunities in the arts for underserved youth and their families;
  • $500 provides an Art Center teaching artist with a professional development workshop that enhances the quality and impact of art education both onsite and in Chicago Public Schools;
  • $1,000 buys materials that enable a talented local artist to present a career-changing exhibition at the Art Center;
  • $2,500 allows one Chicago High School student to participate in our team programs for one academic year; 
  • Any other amount allows the Art Center to remain free and open to the public seven days a week and reach over 45,000 youth, adults, students, artists and families each year.

For more information about any of these programs or to discuss your contributions, please feel free to contact Aaron Rodgers at, or call 773.324.5520 x 1022.

Photo by Jason Smith.