In light of citywide school closures, Department of Arts Education staff, a team of CPS visual arts teachers, and Design Museum of Chicago worked tirelessly to shift the in-person Elementary and High School Visual Arts Exhibitions to an online format. This combined exhibition featured 2D, 3D, and time-based artwork by students from across the district.

We are so incredibly proud of the 750+ elementary and high school students from over 80 CPS schools whose artwork was selected to feature in this inaugural online exhibition. We also extend our deepest thanks to the teachers, parents, and family members who submitted work on behalf of these students or encouraged them to independently submit their work.

Browse the exhibition by clicking below!

2019-20 All-City Visual Arts Scholarship Winners

A special congratulations to our 2019-2020 scholarship winners! These unrestricted scholarships from the All-City Exhibition and the Chicago-based Facility Foundation are intended to support students’ ongoing pursuit of creativity. Our 2020 scholarship recipients are:

Edmonde Olongo, Advanced Arts Program/King High School, 12th Grade

Stephany-Ramoz-Toquica, Lindblom High School, 7th Grade

Moses Duenez, Gunsaulus Elementary, 3rd Grade

Other Important Online Exhibition Information

If you cannot find a student’s artwork in the exhibition, please search the site by the student’s school name.

Any student who did not turn in a completed media release form will have their work displayed anonymously. To have a student’s name associated with their work, please complete this media release form and email it to We will continue to update the site on a rolling basis.

Any other questions or concerns? Please contact the CPS Department of Arts Education by emailing or calling (773) 553-2170.

Slider image: Sparklers, Ayanna Reeves-Woodson, Disney II HS