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.

High School Visual Arts Exhibition: Important Dates and Submission Information

Artwork Submission Window opens: February 1, 2019

Artwork Submission Window closes: March 1, 2019

All other High School Visual Arts Exhibition dates are TBD. Please email or call (773) 553-2170 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 high school teachers and students will be able to submit artwork as part of the submission process for the High School All-City Visual Arts Exhibition, starting February 1st

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