Crafting Your Experience

ChicagoArt & Theatre
National Youth Art Movement

Art+Activism +Technology = NYAM

How does gun violence affect living in Chicago uniquely for each of us? Six emerging youth artists and three professional artists, use the power of visual art and multimedia animation to show us from their point of view.

  • 1.

    Loco Boyz (South)

    Loco Boyz (South)

    This art is meant to shine a light on those who have been ignored. Chantala Kommanivanh, Lead Artist

  • 2.

    Peace & Growth (West)

    Peace & Growth (West)

    The volume of people we are losing is doing something to our senses. Max Sansing, Artist

  • 3.

    Loco Boyz (West)

    Loco Boyz (West)

    This art is meant to shine a light on those who have been ignored. Chantala Kommanivanh, Lead Artist

  • 4.

    Peace & Growth (South)

    Peace & Growth (South)

    The volume of people we are losing is doing something to our senses. Max Sansing, Artist

  • 5.

    The Family (West)

    The Family (West)

    Anyone who has been touched by violence knows that it changes you.  Liz Gomez, 27 Year-Old  Artist

  • 6.

    The Family (South)

    The Family (South)

    Anyone who has been touched by violence knows it changes you. Liz Gomez, 27 Year-Old Artist

  • 7.

    Hanging by a Noose (West)

    Hanging by a Noose (West)

    I shouldn't be labeled safe or feel lucky because of my neighborhood. Millie M., 16 Year-Old Artist

  • 8.

    Hanging by a Noose (South)

    Hanging by a Noose (South)

    I shouldn't be labeled safe or feel lucky because of my neighborhood. Millie M., 16 Year-Old Artist

  • 9.

    Guns and Roses (West)

    Guns and Roses (West)

    The roses are symbolic of all the memorials...all the love. B'Rael Ali, 25 Year-Old Artist

  • 10.

    What is NYAM?

    What is NYAM?

    Find out how the National Youth Art Movement nurtures grassroots participation in urban spaces.

  • 11.

    Guns and Roses (South)

    Guns and Roses (South)

    The roses are symbolic of all the memorials...all the love. B'Rael Ali, 25 Year-Old Artist

  • 12.

    You or Me (America?)

    You or Me (America?)

    Gun violence does not discriminate. Daria V., 17 Year-Old Artist

  • 13.

    Hands Up (South)

    Hands Up (South)

    Art is very therapeutic to me. It gives me a voice. Leah LaQueens, 25 Year-Old Artist

  • 14.

    Hands Up (West)

    Hands Up (West)

    Art is very therapeutic to me. It gives me a voice. Leah LaQueens, 25 Year-Old Artist

  • 15.

    Letgo Racism

    Letgo Racism

    A parody on Legos; fist picks in different colors represent racial unity. Franco, Artist

  • 16.

    Postcards

    Postcards

    Billboards that come to life are definitely something to write home about or show a friend!

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