This Spring exhibition, curated by the CPS Department of Arts Education, features 2D, 3D, and digital artwork by CPS elementary school students. 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

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, 4:30-7:00pm

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


Special 2018-19 All-City Student Opportunities

CPS Student Artwork Exhibit in Conjunction with Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Pictures From an Exhibition

The Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the CPS Department of Arts announce an exciting collaboration between the CSO and the CPS All-City Visual Art (ACVA) exhibitions.

Up to 50 student works will be selected for an exhibition that will accompany performances of Mussgorsky’s Pictures From an Exhibition at the Symphony Center. The exhibition will run from May 16–21, 2019.

NOTE: Submissions for this joint exhibition are now closed.

For more information about the exhibition, visit cso.org/pictures.


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