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Artist Life, NFP (ALNFP) is a world-class museum and art education organization located in the heart of  Chatham on Chicago's south side. ALNFP is open to the public and presents four to nine temporary exhibitions per year with a permanent collection of fine art objects with strengths in international modern and contemporary art.

ALNFP enriches the Chicago’s commitments to excellence, diversity and social concerns. 

Our mission is to connect economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the art and design fields. 

Participants will learn the techniques and tools of professional artists and designers while engaging in education, employment and artistic exploration.

With your help we can produce life changing transformations for youth and their communities.

The World

Teach about Unlimited Potential

The Mouth

Teach To Speak Kindly

The Home

Make it a SpecialPlace

The Mind

Rebuild Confidence

The Eyes

Expose to Success

The Roots

ExploreCultural Heritage


Artist Life, NFP is a world-class education/museum in the Chatham neighborhood that...

  • features Chicago-based artists at various stages of their careers and play an important role to support the Chicago art community.

  • presents artistic innovation and excellence in the art of our time.

  • relates to interdisciplinary offerings, constituencies, and strengths of the Chicago art scene.

  • increases the participation of African Diaspora, Latin American, Asian Diaspora, women, Indigenous, LGBTQ, and other under-recognized artists, staff, and interns in museums.

  • reflects the dynamic, varied populations and communities within Chicago.


  • To open minds and build curiosity for lifelong learning.

  • To be a space for teaching how to look closely and think critically.

  • To be a resource for faculty and teachers throughout Chicago.

  • To provide real-world professional opportunities to student employees.

Your Support Matters

By donating to ALNFP, you’ll be directly supporting our exhibitions, permanent collection, public programs, and paid student internships.


Gifts of any size make a huge impact and are greatly appreciated. Follow the link below to make your online donation. You can make a one-time payment or set up monthly donations.


All donations are tax-deductible

ways to donate

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In Person

8235 S. Princeton Ave

Chicago, IL 60620



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