transformative practice

Leah Gipson | Artist, Educator, Art Therapist


West Side Art Chicago


In 2014, I began framing a group of collaborative projects as an initiative called West Side Art Chicago, a grassroots series focused on issues of urban community and creativity in Chicago's historic west side neighborhoods: Austin, Garfield Park, Lawndale, and Humboldt Park. The goal of this work was to recognize and promote positive perceptions in these neighborhoods by developing financial opportunities for local creators and by cultivating social consciousness through small creative projects. West Side Art Chicago supported economic and cultural thriving on the west side through generativity - launching projects that created ideas and opportunities for other cultural workers. #WestArtCHI




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