Friends of the Arts
1800 W. Cornelia Avenue
Chicago, IL

Friends of the Arts Awards Program

As a part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Friends Of The Arts initiated an awards program honoring persons who have contributed their time and talent to both FOTA and the art community of Chicago. These persons were selected for their dedication and devotion to helping FOTA reach its goals of helping emerging artists establish their identity in the art arena. We plan to make this a yearly event and extend our continued "Thanks" to these awardees for their unending support.

» Click here to view the list of past award recipients.


WHERE Chicago Magazine, April 1996 and December 1998

ArtCalendar, May 1997

New City, August 6,1998 & January 28, 1999

Sparks: Chicago Park District, September, 1999

"Art" By Justin Sunward: A New "Mix" in Bucktown
Gay Chicago Magazine, November 26th, 1998

"Dix Art Mix Many Lisas Show"
Chicago Sun Times, November 26th, 1999

Daniel Baudanza Photography Show Review, February 2000

"Artists in Residence Offer Exhibit on Club's Past, Present and Future" The Newsletter of The Cliff Dwellers, January 2001

"Insider, Outsider, Emerged or Emerging: A Group Profile of Chicago Artists Celebrating African American History Month" from Chicago Artists' Coalition Newsletter, February 2001

Art Tip of the Week: Sarah Foerster and Larissa Rolley, New City, March 15, 2001

Constitution And By Laws

Our constitution and by laws were adopted in May of 1997. We are always looking for people to serve on our executive board. If you are interested, please e-mail us.

Friends Of The Arts has Not-for-Profit status in the State of Illinois (Our tax number is 17053355005038) and is a charter member of the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.