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

Important Dates for 2020 High School Exhibition:

Submission window open: March 1–April 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance into exhibition: April 13, 2020
Artwork drop-off at Expo 72 (72 E Randolph St): April 27–28, 2020
Exhibition at Expo 72: May 4–17, 2020
Opening Reception at Expo 72: May 5, 2020, 4:30pm–7:30pm
Artwork pick-up at Expo 72: May 20–21, 2020


All-City Visual Arts Student, Teacher, and Staff Resources

ACVA Artwork Submission Guidelines 2019-20

Download the guidelines for submission of student artwork to the 2019-20 All-City Visual Arts Exhibitions.

ACVA Media Consent Form & Release

ACVA student media consent & release forms should be completed and signed by students and parents/guardians. Download a copy below.

High School ACVA Exhibition Informational Flyer

Download an informational flyer to copy and distribute to teachers, families, and students!


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