In light of citywide school closures, Department of Arts Education staff, a team of CPS visual arts teachers, and Design Museum of Chicago have worked tirelessly for the past few months to shift the in-person Elementary and High School Visual Arts Exhibitions to an online format. This combined exhibition features 2D, 3D, and digital 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 has been 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.

We invite you to browse the exhibition by clicking on the button below!


2020 All-City Visual Arts Scholarship Winners

A special congratulations to our 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 allcityarts@cps.edu. 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 allcityarts@cps.edu or calling (773) 553-2170.

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