The Awakenings Project: Events and Activities

Events and Activities

All 2020 events have been postponed due to COVID-19.

Ongoing Events

Open Studio

Saturdays 11 AM until 2 PM: The Awakenings Project Studio (in the Professional Building at 164 Division, #415, Elgin, Illinois) is open every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. All artists are welcome to join us for a "drop-in" art-making session. Guests and observers are always welcome. Call (630)606-8732 for more information.

Click here for directions.

Awakenings Art Studio


Winfield Public Library has requested an exhibit of Awakenings Artwork. Dates and other details TBD.

Wheaton Public Library has requested an exhibit of Awakenings Artwork in their Arts and Culture section. Dates and other details TBD.

If you know of a venue that would like to have an Awakenings Exhibit, please contact us using our Contact Us page on this website.


2020 Events

Originally planned for April 3-25, 2020: A month-long celebration of mental health, in preparation for May, which is traditionally Mental Health Awareness Month. The Awakenings Project will host an Open Mic for Poets and Musicians. This exhibit will take place at EXibit Gallery in Morris, Illinois.

The Opening Reception, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, is currently being planned for June 6th from 3-5 pm.


Reaching Out

Illinois Arts CouncilSeveral members of The Awakenings Project have led "Imagery Journaling" at the late great Larkin Center in Elgin, at West Chicago Terrace nursing home, and at Wheaton Care Center. We've also led art groups at the DuPage Convalescent Center. The groups were project-oriented, and each member created a functional and beautiful piece of artwork with a little help from Awakenings.

All of these programs were partially supported by a grant from the Community Arts Access Program, which is funded by The Illinois Arts Council (a state agency) and the now unfortunately defunct Hinsdale Center for the Arts.



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