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 exhibition spaces in Chicago.

High School Visual Arts Exhibition

This Spring exhibition showcases 2D, 3D, and digital artwork by CPS high school students in a gallery space in the Loop. All CPS students in grades 9 through 12 (including charter, contract, and options schools) are eligible to apply.

High School Visual Arts Exhibition: Important Dates and Submission Information

Artwork Submission Window opens: February 1, 2019
Download the submission guidelines.

Artwork Submission Window closes: March 1, 2019

Artwork Selection Notification: March 18, 2019

Artwork Drop-off at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph St): April 1 and 2, 2019 from 10am–6pm

Opening Reception at Expo 72: April 10, 2019, 4:30pm-7pm

Exhibition at Expo 72: April 10–20, 2019, 10am–6pm weekdays; 11am–4pm weekends

Artwork Pick-up at Expo 72: April 24–25, 2019 from 10am–6pm


Elementary School Visual Arts Exhibition

This Spring exhibition features 2D, 3D, and digital artwork by CPS elementary school students in grades PreK through 8. All CPS students in grades PreK–8 are eligible to apply.

Elementary Visual Arts Exhibition: Important Dates and Submission Information

Artwork Submission Window opens: February 27, 2019
Download the submission guidelines.
Submit artwork to the Elementary Exhibition.

Artwork Submission Window closes: March 27, 2019

Artwork Selection Notification: April 10, 2019

Artwork Drop-off at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph St): April 25 and 26, 2019 from 10am–6pm

Opening Reception at Expo 72: May 1, 2019, 4:30pm-7pm

Exhibition at Expo 72: May 1–12, 2019, 10am–6pm weekdays; 11am–4pm weekends

Artwork Pick-up at Expo 72: May 15–16, 2019 from 10am–6pm


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.

Senior Portfolio: Important Dates and Submission Information

The 2018-19 Senior Portfolio submission window has closed. The 2019 Senior Portfolio Exhibition took place on January 8–13, 2019 at the SAIC Neiman Center. For more information about Senior Portfolio, please contact allcityarts@cps.edu.