Targeting communities with stories to tell and art to create with free, public arts workshops in the near south side.


“Ode to the City” is a grassroots project that targets communities with stories to tell and art to create by providing neighborhood members with the resources and platform to tell those stories. Our aim is to empower multigenerational artists from South Side neighborhoods to tap into the power of color to challenge dominant narratives, and to imagine alternatives for their communities and for themselves through a variety of artistic medium.
— The Ode Team