This Spring exhibition, curated by the CPS Department of Arts Education, showcases 2D, 3D, and time-based artwork by CPS elementary school students. All students in grades PreK–8 from any CPS school (including district-managed, charter, contract, and options schools) are encouraged to apply.

In school year 2020-21, the All-City Elementary School exhibition will take place virtually.

All information about the 2020-21 All-City Elementary School exhibition, including application information and exhibition dates, is forthcoming.


View the 2019-20 Online All-City Visual Arts Exhibition!

In light of citywide school closures in March 2020, 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.

Browse the exhibition by clicking below!


If you have questions regarding the All-City Visual Arts program, please email allcityarts@cps.edu or call (773) 553-2110.