This Spring exhibition, curated by the CPS Department of Arts Education, features 2D, 3D, and digital artwork by CPS elementary school students in grades PreK through 8.

The 2018 exhibition marked the first year that the Department of Arts Education displayed all student artwork in one location (Pulaski Park)—over 500 pieces were featured!

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

All other Elementary Visual Arts Exhibition dates are TBD. Please email with any questions or concerns.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: 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.

CPS elementary school teachers and students will be able to submit artwork as part of the submission process for the Elementary All-City Visual Arts Exhibition, starting February 27th.

Teachers are also invited to join a workshop on January 30th from 4:30-6:00pm at CSO to work with CPS teachers who created lesson plans to support student artwork creation for the exhibition. Register for the workshop here.

For more information about the exhibition, visit