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Summer 2021 courses + workshops will run for 4 weeks, July 12 - August 6LEARN MORE


Marwen’s no-cost summer programs exist for young artists in Chicago who want to explore visual arts, can commit to 8 sessions across 4 weeks, are in 6th-12th grades during the 2021/22 school year, and do not have access to arts programming due to financial and systemic barriers.


Learn more about our values and how we invest in the power of young artists.

Join Marwen's Artist Roster and be considered for new commissioned projects!
Exciting news! We launched a new program at Marwen for emerging artists (18-24 years old), alumni, and teaching artists. The Independent Commission Program offers employment opportunities for artists through commission projects with partners.  
Commission work is a valuable way for artists to gain experience, build portfolios, and engage in creative professional work. Within this new program, we are building an Artist Roster to provide structure and clarity around commission requests that come through Marwen. Our goal is to create and support meaningful connections between artists and clients.
After you've added your information to the Artist Roster, Marwen will reach out with project opportunities based on the specific needs of the client, including art medium, skill set, and experience.
If you have experience or demonstrated interest in doing commission projects, please add your name and info to Marwen’s Artist Roster. Please note that we’re prioritizing BIPOC and queer artists and that previously accepted roster artists may update their materials and interest form each year.
Please contact Victoria Timpo at with any questions.
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Art Fair 2021
November 4-7, 2021
Save the date for Marwen's 15th Annual Art Fair!