All-City Visual Arts Programs provide a unique opportunity to showcase student achievement in visual and media arts and exhibit their work in highly-visible, public or digital exhibition spaces in Chicago.

All SY2020-21 All-City Visual Arts Programs will be held remotely until further notice.

Senior Portfolio Exhibition

In partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), the All-City Senior Portfolio Exhibition gives CPS high school seniors the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and to gain exposure among selected admissions representatives of various colleges and universities.


High School Visual Arts Exhibition

This Spring exhibition showcases 2D, 3D, and time-based artwork by CPS high school students. Students in grades 9–12 from any CPS school (including district-managed, charter, contract, and options schools) are eligible to apply.


Elementary School Visual Arts Exhibition

This Spring exhibition features 2D, 3D, and time-based artwork by CPS elementary school students. Students in grades PreK–8 from any CPS school (including district-managed, charter, contract, and options schools) are eligible to apply.