ElevArte Community Studio

  • IL

About Us

ElevArte is a social impact organization that uses the arts as a portal for youth development. A dedicated cadre of teaching artists and youth inspire and support each other as art makers and active citizens. 

We create youth-activated spaces through three core programs: In-School Residencies, Out-of-School-Time programs, and Community Engagement Events. 

As an extension of our core values, ElevArte: honors tradition and innovation; engages youth as change agents; promotes critical thinking, resourcefulness and resilience; and listens and responds to the voices of artists, youth and community. In our vision of the future, ElevArte animates and elevates the quality of life for every citizen in our community through equal access to the arts and technology.