Community / Organization


Founded in 1987, Marwen's mission is to educate and inspire young people from under-resourced communities and schools through the visual arts. Marwen's programs fall into four core areas: 1) Studio Programs; 2) College, Career, and Alumni Programs; 3) Teaching and Learning Programs (professional development and program evaluation); and 4) Student and Family Engagement. All of our programs take place in Marwen's eight-studio, three-gallery facility in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Our studios, supplies, and galleries offer professional-quality resources many students would not be able to access elsewhere.