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November 10, 2018

An event for those who want to be honest about the broken people and broken systems around us, to wrestle with the "why"s of daily anger, indifference and death. Through art, dance, poetry, music, and community, join us and we dream beyond the brokenness, lamenting, mourning where needed. In spite of, and because of, that brokenness we work towards harmony instead of discord.

Saturday Nov 10th, 6-8pm

1330 S Courtland Ave, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

Curated Gallery, Live Dance, Music and Poetry, Communal Art Projects and Space for Reflection 

Free Admission, All are welcome

For submitting work, deadline is Oct 28th


Curated Gallery in Partnership with CIVA

This show will be open to the public Saturdays from 1-4, featuring live music in a casual format, light snacks and hand-made coffee and tea drinks. Sunday mornings, the show will be open as well, however some rooms with be in use for Sunday Worship services.

The Beautiful features thirty-three original artworks, carefully selected to speak to the theme of Beauty as it is found in a fallen world. Encounters with beauty are essential to human flourishing. Indeed, such experiences capture our imagination and animate our souls; they invite us to pause and consider the nature and meaning of our material world and the one who created it all. In the modern period, artists often had a conflicted relationship to beauty. On one hand, they were drawn to beauty’s sublime qualities. On the other, they realized that a superficial understanding of beauty could be either a means to avoid the world’s suffering or a charm that incites consumer desire. Nonetheless, our need for beauty remains. In the shadow of Adam and Eve’s fall from grace there exists what some describe as a “broken beauty” — beauty that captures heart and mind while contending with the fallen nature of our world. This exhibit gathers contemporary works of art executed in a variety of media that bear witness to beauty as it appears to us in the complex landscape of contemporary culture.


Saturday, November 18th, 6pm

Join us for a Silent Auction, curated art gallery, delicious food, community art projects, and a word from Joel Schoon-Tanis and John Barcanic. Proceeds from art sales and the auction go directly to World Relief Chicago

This will be held at:

South Park Church

1330 S Courtland Ave

Park Ridge, IL


For art submissions, please submit a form on our Collaborators Page!


Friday May 5th, 7pm

In the Celtic tradition, “thin places” are places where heaven and earth are close, and your encounter with that closeness changes the way you view the world. Experience the beautiful songwriting of some local artists, and our Special Guest, John Lucas. The concert is FREE, and light refreshments will be provided.


February 4th, 2017

Hosted by the wonderful Nixie Gallery in Skokie, IL, this event seeks to articulate suffering and injustice, wrestling with our role in the healing process and working towards peace. The opening Gala is Saturday, but the event will hang throughout February. Submission Deadline is January 6th


November 5th, 2016

An event at South Park Church in Park Ridge, IL, this gathering centers around the artwork and teaching of Michigan Artist Joel Schoon-Tanis. Much of his work form his latest book project, 40, will be on display, as well as interactive art, food, drinks, live music, and teaching from Joel. This event is perfect for all ages, and will run from 3pm-5:30pm


Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Hosted by the wonderful people at River City Roasters in Wheaton, IL, Wonder focuses on visual artwork and music that expresses the artists' comprehension of "wonder" and how to articulate that. We are partnering with Venture Corps and River City Roasters to host and opening night event, followed by a gallery of the visual art throughout May. Submissions are due April 5th