"Red Line Service makes
the kind of critical, visionary art
that is engaged in world building,
in rendering palpable
the world we want to live in."

- Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune

  •  7/27/2024 12:00 PM - 7/27/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  7/29/2024 12:00 PM - 7/29/2024 02:00 PM
  •   1134 West Argyle Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Red Line Service artists - come on in for a summer community event.

  •  9/14/2024 12:00 PM - 9/14/2024 01:30 PM
  •   4628 North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

As the fire of summer fades, the harvesting begins.

  •  7/20/2024 12:00 PM - 7/20/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  7/13/2024 12:00 PM - 7/13/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  6/15/2024 03:00 PM - 6/15/2024 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  6/15/2024 12:00 PM - 6/15/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  6/8/2024 11:00 AM - 6/8/2024 04:00 PM
  •   4628 North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Join Uptown United, Red Line Service, and Cabinet of Curiosity for an UPTOWN Art Walk Processional

  •  6/6/2024 12:00 PM - 6/6/2024 02:00 PM
  •   337 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Enjoy a tour of and some relaxation in the beautiful new Arts Lawn, a project of University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life initiative. RSVP is required. As is our practice, bus fare will be provided and a lunch will be shared after the tour for all Red Line Service artists with lived experience of houselessness.

  •  5/30/2024 07:15 PM - 5/30/2024 09:00 PM
  •   Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4048 W Armitage Avenue, Chicago

The Chicago Puppet Lab is a developmental lab for Chicago artists creating new, original puppet theater work.

  •  5/30/2024 12:00 PM - 5/30/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by Mary Pattillo.

  •  5/18/2024 11:00 AM - 5/18/2024 02:00 PM
  •   4628 N Winthrop Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

Join us in the garden for an exhilarating program designed by Red Line Service, Cabinet of Curiosity, and Uptown Chamber of Commerce. Be dazzled by special guests, Rogue fire dancers.

  •  5/11/2024 03:00 PM - 5/11/2024 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  5/11/2024 12:00 PM - 5/11/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  5/9/2024 12:00 PM - 5/9/2024 02:00 PM
  •   659 West Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a VIP tour of current exhibitions at Wrightwood 659 as well as a tour of the magnificent building designed by Tadao Ando.

  •  4/27/2024 03:00 PM - 4/27/2024 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  4/27/2024 12:00 PM - 4/27/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  4/20/2024 03:00 PM - 4/20/2024 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  4/20/2024 12:00 PM - 4/20/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  4/6/2024 03:00 PM - 4/6/2024 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  4/6/2024 12:00 PM - 4/6/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  3/30/2024 12:00 PM - 3/30/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  3/28/2024 12:00 PM - 3/28/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by Mejay Gula, Senior Project Manager, Site Design Group, Landscape Architects.

  •  3/16/2024 12:00 PM - 3/16/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  3/14/2024 12:00 PM - 3/14/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by David Brown. Photo credit: Nathan Keay

  •  3/9/2024 12:00 PM - 3/9/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  2/29/2024 12:00 PM - 2/29/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by Nootan Bharani, architect and Associate Director of Cultural Stewardship and University Partnerships at Arts + Public Life, and a lecturer in the Humanities Division, at the University of Chicago.

  •  2/16/2024 01:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  1/25/2024 12:00 PM - 1/25/2024 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by Chandra Christmas-Rouse

  •  1/21/2024 02:30 PM - 1/21/2024 03:30 PM
  •   6018 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Red Line Service and 6018|N are partnering to offer a healing workshop with artist and energy worker Rhonda Wheatley.

  •  1/14/2024 02:30 PM - 1/14/2024 04:00 PM
  •   6018 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Join Aneela Dean as she helps us move the water of life from within to guide us and connect us to wholeness, using hands, breath, and movement.

  •  1/11/2024 04:00 PM - 1/11/2024 06:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by Jesse Rosenbluth, President of Omni Rewild™

  •  12/29/2023 01:00 PM - 12/29/2023 03:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  12/15/2023 05:30 PM - 12/15/2023 07:30 PM
  •   Mana Contemporary, 2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

A festive evening of poetry + song organized and led by Red Line Service performers.

  •  12/9/2023 01:00 PM - 12/9/2023 03:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Boost your health and wellness, relieve your stress, and open your creativity channels by doing some breathwork and sound healing with Aneela Dean.

  •  11/30/2023 12:00 PM - 11/30/2023 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by Bess Williamson, Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and historian of design and material culture.

  •  11/16/2023 12:00 PM - 11/16/2023 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by Uthman Olowa, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)Teaching Fellow, Architecture, Interior Architecture, & Designed Objects, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  •  11/2/2023 12:00 PM - 11/2/2023 02:00 PM
  •   1400 South DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

Behind-the-scenes tour of the Field Museum's Africa collection in storage. Tour led by assistant curator of anthropology, Foreman Bandama.

  •  10/14/2023 11:00 AM - 10/15/2023 01:00 PM
  •   1332 South Millard Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Make and decorate seed shakers; plant seeds and share a meal, as we lay the groundwork – together – for a beautiful, thriving community garden which will bloom in spring/summer 2024.

  •  10/1/2023 01:00 PM - 10/1/2023 04:00 PM
  •   1332 South Millard Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us as Red Line Service – in partnership with Studio WIP – creates a community mural on a vacant lot in N. Lawndale as part of Red Line Service’s contribution to the Terrain Biennial. Light lunch will be available.

  •  9/21/2023 07:00 PM
  •   Abbott Hall, Wirtz Theatre, Northwestern University, 710 N. Du Sable Lake Shore Drive

We are so pleased to partner with Congo Square Theatre to bring this opportunity to Red Line Service artists and thinkers.

  •  9/7/2023 12:00 PM - 9/7/2023 02:00 PM
  •   1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA

Join us for a tour of The Plant, a research and production facility, comprising a collaborative community of small food businesses.

  •  8/31/2023 12:00 PM - 8/31/2023 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join Michelle Gilbert, Legal and Policy Director and Terra Wilhelm, staff attorney, both at the Law Center for Better Housing for a lunchtime discussion.

  •  8/13/2023 11:00 AM - 8/13/2023 06:00 PM
  •   State Street between Lake and Adams N. State St & W Lake St Chicago, IL 60601

Join us for a lively, fun, summer day of mingling with Red Line Service artists, viewing, buying and supporting their art!

  •  8/12/2023 03:00 PM - 8/12/2023 06:00 PM
  •   4901 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, USA

Join Red Line Service, and artist Sonja Moser (Chicago-based writer; and theatre & visual artist), for a playful, yet meaningful art making workshop.

  •  8/5/2023 11:00 AM - 8/5/2023 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

¡Estás invitado!

  •  8/3/2023 08:45 AM - 8/3/2023 07:15 PM
  •   John Michael Kohler arts center

Join us for a full day field trip experience to Sheboygan WI!

  •  7/27/2023 12:00 PM - 7/27/2023 03:30 PM
  •   33 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL, USA

A legal and advocacy framework for exploring the intersection of houselessness and food insecurity, followed by a radical art experience.

  •  7/1/2023 11:00 AM - 7/1/2023 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

¡Estás invitado!

  •  6/11/2023 03:00 PM - 6/11/2023 05:00 PM
  •   1543 West Division Street, Chicago, IL, USA

The Chicago Puppet Lab is a developmental lab for Chicago artists creating new, original puppet theater work. This cohort of artists from a variety of creative backgrounds and with a range of puppetry experience has been meeting weekly with Co-directors Tom Lee and Grace Needlman since October.

  •  6/3/2023 11:00 AM - 6/3/2023 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

¡Estás invitado!

  •  6/1/2023 12:00 PM - 6/1/2023 02:00 PM
  •   Smart Museum of Art

Join us for a tour of "Not All Realisms" with curator, Leslie Wilson.

  •  5/18/2023 06:00 PM - 5/18/2023 08:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a Book Launch Party

  •  5/11/2023 12:00 PM - 5/11/2023 02:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join Annie Howard and Seven Benjamin from the Chicago Housing Justice League for a presentation on the many ways housing insecurity manifests in Chicago.

  •  5/4/2023 12:00 PM - 5/4/2023 02:00 PM
  •   201 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for a private tour of The Arts Club of Chicago with director, Janine Mileaf. Lunch will follow. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness. RSVP is required. Space is limited.

  •  4/30/2023 03:00 PM - 4/30/2023 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join Deanna Ledezma for a presentation entitled Family Photography Expanded: Kinship, Communities, Belonging

  •  4/14/2023 06:00 PM - 4/14/2023 09:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

In partnership with EXPO Chicago, the studios at Mana will be open from 6-9pm.

  •  4/7/2023 03:00 PM - 4/7/2023 06:00 PM
  •   4201 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641, USA

Join us for a special art-making trip to The Chicago Weaving School. Weave a Carolina Snowflake of your own.

  •  3/26/2023 03:00 PM - 3/26/2023 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join Art Historian Magdalena Moskalewicz, for a presentation on the work of the internationally recognized artist, Magdalena Abakanowicz as well as her connection to Chicago.

  •  3/25/2023 12:00 PM - 3/25/2023 02:30 PM
  •   4628 North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us for printmaking in the garden

  •  3/2/2023 12:00 PM - 3/2/2023 02:00 PM
  •   Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Join us for a VIP tour of Derrick Adams' new exhibition at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Lunch will follow. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness. RSVP is required. Space is limited.

  •  2/11/2023 01:00 PM - 2/11/2023 03:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, 60608, USA

Join us for The Fixer Upper: Buying into the American Tragicomedy with Amndtrn5thsnd, PhD (independent artist and scholar)

  •  2/2/2023 12:00 PM - 2/2/2023 02:00 PM
  •   Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago

Special tour of the exhibition with artist, Max Guy. Lunch will follow. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness. RSVP is required.

  •  1/29/2023 03:00 PM - 1/29/2023 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

We are proud to present Adrienne Brown, Associate Professor, University of Chicago. She will discuss her work, The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race, which recovers the skyscraper’s drastic effects not only on the shape of the city but the racial sensorium of its residents. She will also discuss her work that charts the impact of the U.S.’s move to mass homeownership in 20th century on how Americans experienced residential space as a social, spatial, and, most significantly, a racial unit.

  •  12/12/2022 05:00 PM - 12/12/2022 07:00 PM
  •   Mana Contemporary

Join Rhoda Rosen, executive director, Red Line Service and associate professor, adj., School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a presentation, followed by a festive, holiday meal. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  12/2/2022 12:00 PM - 12/2/2022 02:00 PM
  •   33 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL, USA

A writing workshop for Red Line Service attendees who want to explore writing their own art histories. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  11/13/2022 03:00 PM - 11/13/2022 05:00 PM
  •   2579 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Join J. Dakota Brown for a presentation on typographers, design and labor politics in the Midwest.

  •  10/21/2022 12:00 PM - 10/21/2022 02:00 PM
  •   1226 West Ainslie Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join art historian, Margaret MacNamidhe, associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a noontime talk. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  9/30/2022 12:00 PM - 9/30/2022 02:00 PM
  •   33 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

A writing workshop for Red Line Service attendees who want to explore writing their own art histories. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  9/17/2022 04:30 PM - 9/17/2022 06:30 PM
  •   4620 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA

Rebecca Zorach, Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History, Northwestern University. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  9/9/2022 05:00 PM - 9/11/2022 05:00 PM
  •   2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA

We are thrilled to be represented at our first art fair. We will be showing Red Line Service artists, Deborah Awwad and Ravi Arupa's work. Our book, Voices from the Margins, will also be available. Join us for Vernissage on Friday, September 9th from 5-8pm; Fair opening hours are: Saturday, September 10th from 12-9pm; and Sunday, September 11th from 1-5pm. No RSVP needed. For more information, visit: https://www.mdwfair.com/assembly

  •  8/26/2022 12:00 PM - 8/26/2022 02:00 PM
  •   33 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

A writing workshop for Red Line Service attendees who want to explore writing their own art histories. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  8/25/2022 12:00 PM - 8/25/2022 02:00 PM
  •   1226 West Ainslie Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Community Agreement Workshop

  •  8/20/2022 12:00 PM - 8/20/2022 02:00 PM
  •   1226 West Ainslie Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Leslie Wilson, Associate Director, Academic Engagement and Research, Art Institute of Chicago. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  7/22/2022 12:00 PM - 7/22/2022 02:00 PM
  •   1226 W Ainslie St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

A writing workshop for Red Line Service attendees who want to explore writing their own art histories. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  7/16/2022 12:00 PM - 7/16/2022 02:00 PM
  •   6000 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA

Aisha Motlani, ACLS Leading Edge Research Fellow at Arts Alliance Illinois and lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  6/27/2022 05:30 PM - 6/27/2022 07:30 PM
  •   1226 W Ainslie St, Chicago, IL 60640

Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Block Museum, Northwestern University. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  6/14/2022 12:00 PM - 6/14/2022 02:00 PM
  •   The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago 5811 South Ellis Avenue Cobb Hall, 4th Floor

A private tour of Diane Severin Nguyen's "If Revolution is a Sickness" followed by a discussion with the curators and a shared meal.

  •  6/10/2022 12:00 PM - 6/10/2022 02:00 PM
  •   Harold Washington Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA

A writing workshop for Red Line Service attendees who want to explore writing their own art histories. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  5/24/2022 05:30 PM - 5/24/2022 07:30 PM
  •   Weinberg/Newton Gallery

Lori Waxman is the art critic for the Chicago Tribune and a senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  5/21/2022 04:00 PM - 5/21/2022 07:00 PM
  •   The Chicago Mosaic School

A private visit to The Chicago Mosaic School for a personalized mosaic tile-making workshop with expert instructors.

  •  4/22/2022 12:00 PM - 4/22/2022 02:00 PM
  •   Harold Washington Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA

A writing workshop for Red Line Service attendees who want to explore writing their own art histories. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  4/14/2022 02:00 PM - 4/14/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Jane Addams Hull-House, South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Presenter Ross Stanton Jordan, Interim Director and Curatorial Manager, Jane Adams Hull House Museum This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  •  4/10/2022 03:30 PM - 4/10/2022 05:30 PM
  •   Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art

VIP Field Trip

  •  3/22/2022 06:15 PM - 3/22/2022 09:15 PM
  •   SCHOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Private experience of the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) annual biblioderive. In addition, we are pleased that the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection and John M. Flaxman Library (both located at SAIC) each accessioned into their collections a copy of the Red Line Service artist book, Voices from the Margins.

  •  2/5/2022 11:00 AM - 2/5/2022 01:00 PM
  •   DEPAUL ART MUSEUM

Private tour with director, Laura-Caroline de Lara, of the exhibition Stockyard Institute: 25 Years of Art and Radical Pedagogy. Jim Duignan, founder of Stockyard Institute made a surprise appearance and co-led the wonderful tour.

  •  1/31/2022 11:00 AM - 1/31/2022 01:00 PM
  •   Museum of Contemporary Photography

Private tour with Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Karen Irvine, of the exhibition, American Epidemic: Guns in the United States.

2022-23 Red Line Service Contributors include so many generous people and institutions. Warmest appreciation to:

Aaron Rose, Albert Pick, Jr. Fund, Ana Sanchez, Anonymous donor advised fund at The 

Chicago Community Foundation, Callie Alton, Chicago Funders Together to End 

Homelessness, Chicago Housing Justice League, Christina Crosthwaite, Church World 

Service, Connor Frew, Crossroads Fund, Dana Boutin, Department of Cultural Affairs and

 Special Events (DCASE), Emily Green, Francine Almeda, Gaea Lady, IL Humanities, Ilise 

Goldberg, Jacqueline Hayes, Jean Eisenman, Jonathan Rothstein, Joseph & Bessie 

Feinberg Foundation, Julia Fetters, Julie Parson-Nesbitt, Kathleen Vitaioli, Lacourdaire

 (Lucky) Camargo, Lawrence Weschler, Leanne Horvath, Lisa Yun Lee, Mariela Acuna, 

Mike Phippen, Mission Endowment Grant from the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Paul Gee,

 Reva & David Logan Foundation, Rhoda Rosen, Sasson Azoory, Stephanie Wong, 

Suzannah Papish, The Owens Foundation, The Seabury Foundation, Terra Foundation for

 American Art, Uptown United, Victoria Saltek, Weinberg/Newton Family Foundation





2021-22 Red Line Service Contributors include so many generous people and institutions. Deepest civic love to: 

Anonymous donor advised fund at The Chicago Community Foundation, 

Alex Olech, Althea Teamer, Amy Schuman, Andrew White, Bella Meyer, Carol 

Oppenheim & Jerome S Lamet Charitable Fund, Chris O'Hara, Chris White, Clint

 Froehlich, Connie Yu, Dale Ginsburg, DevorahHeitner & Dan Weissman, David

Gersten, Ellen Zemel, Eric Calvert,  Elizabeth Seward, Emily Green, Emily Neuharth, 

Father Tito, Gaea Lady, Gary & Norma Zuckerman, Guy and Cindy Linn, Jacqueline

 Finley, Jacqueline Hayes, Janet Dill, Jay Neuharth, Jean Eisenman, Jessica 

Cochiaro, John & Lorena Manley, John Engman, Jonathan Rothstein, Julie Parson-

Nesbitt, Karen Trine, Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Kathleen Vitaioli, LJ Bailey, Lamont

 Burnett, Lawrence Weschler, Lori Waxman & Michael Rakowitz, Marc Fischer, 

Margaret MacNamidhe, Mike & Marion Kneafsey, Nicholas Wylie, Paula Olszewski-

Kubilius, Pierce Family Foundation, Rachel Rubin, Rebecca Zurier, Reva & David

 Logan Foundation, Rhoda Rosen, Richard Gibbons, Sabrina Kendrick, Scott Henry, 

Sean Hutchinson, Shane Davis, Sharon Cargile, Sonja Moser & Billy McGuinness, 

Sonny Patel, Susan Corwith, Susan Gold, Suzanne Ariola, Terra Foundation for

 American Art,  Tiffany & James Bland, Mission Endowment Grant from Holy Trinity

 Lutheran Church, Victoria Bland Styrbicki, Weinberg/Newton Family Foundation, and WUSA9. 




2020-21 Red Line Service Contributors include these amazing people and institutions. Our heartfelt thanks to:

Arts & Business Council*, Connie Yu, Gregory Bell, Jane Thompson, John Engman, Jonathan Rothstein, Lawrence Weschler

Michal Raz-Russo & Zev Salomon, Public Media Institute, Ray Wu, The Reva & David Logan Foundation, Rhoda Rosen

Weinberg/Newton Family Foundation




We remain eternally grateful to all of the generous contributors to our first five years, 2015-2019:

6018|North*, Abby Fraser, Adriana Haro*, Amy Schuman and Larry Stoler*, Anna Maria Jordan*, Anonymous (9), The Art Institute of Chicago*, Awesome Foundation, Barb and Dennis Kessler

Bess Williamson*, Billy (the drug dealer) & His Friends, Billy McGuinness, Burrito Man*, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless*, Chicago Community Trust*, Christina Cosio*, Danila Miranda*

Dennis Gallagher, Derrick Shirley*, Diab (the Uber driver)*, Eastern European Man, Felix Rosen, Hannah Avellone*, Heather Berhalter*, Institute of Global Homelessness*, Jacqueline Hayes

James Pepper Kelly*, Janice Feinberg*, Joan Sand*, Joy Wasserman and Rob Weinberg*, Jules Kim-Cohen, Julie Parson-Nesbitt, Kate Zeller*, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*, Lawrence Weschler

Leah Rothnagel*, Marcela Glusman, Maureen Kelleher*, Mickie Gordon, Miranda Hope*, Peach and Green*, Polly Ulichny, Propeller Fund, Rebecca Parker*, The Reva & David Logan Foundation

Rhoda Rosen, Risë Birnbaum, Robert Alexander*, Roberta Glick*, Robin Deacon, Ross Jordan*, Sarah Ward*, Sarah-Bess Dworin and Sam Feinsmith*, Shari Giddens*, Sharon & Bill Anderson

Shirley & David Grott and Marissa Grott & Dave McDermott*, Skip Stevens*, Smart Museum of Art*, Stanley’s Fruits and Vegetables*, Starbucks*, Stranger on the Train

Students for 60,000 (Northport High School), Sue Smock-Lawson*, Sullivan Galleries*, Tina Golas*, Tricia Van Eck*, Toussaint, Weinberg/Newton Family Foundation, Weinberg/Newton Gallery*

Wenli Liu*, Women & Children First*

*Indicates an in-kind contribution.




Led by people with a lived experience of homelessness, Red Line Service wields art world resources to build community, generating the sense of belonging and mutual care essential to securing and retaining housing. We collaborate with artists and cultural institutions to expand access to the art world, avowing that art can break the bonds of ingrained social roles and structures and forge new realities in which all can flourish.

Red Line Service is the only art organization in Chicago—and one of the only art organizations world-wide—led by people experiencing homelessness.

Red Line Service is a community of artists with a lived experience of homelessness working together with professionals in the arts. We provide stipends, meals, transportation, amazing cultural experiences, and platforms for our art. Through Red Line Service programs and events, we:

  • Engage with highly regarded visual artists, art historians, curators, filmmakers, actors, writers, musicians, and other cultural workers;
  • Sharpen our own art, writing, and music expertise in workshops with renowned practicing artists;
  • Present our own art to a broader public through publications, events, exhibitions, and performances; and
  • Build a thriving, loving community.

The impacts of our shared experiences are felt on an individual level and contribute more broadly to a change in lived relations that shapes the larger society. Together, we:

  • De-stigmatize homelessness;
  • Decrease social isolation;
  • Develop a sense of belonging and social cohesion;
  • Provide channels for talent to be recognized, appreciated, and enjoyed; 
  • Re-enter the stream of life; and
  • Shift the narrative on homelessness away from individual blame and moral failure, and towards the systems that cause it.

Beyond the importance meeting basic needs, our programming is based on current research, which shows that a sense of personal well-being and social connectedness are critical to securing and retaining housing. Check out the Jigsaw of Homeless Support created by our friends at Arts & Homelessness International (formerly With One Voice). With your help, we can provide more than emergency services. We can fundamentally reshape society into a deeply connected community of care.

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The Age of Corona Virus - Poem by Big Mama

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6/7/2020

Viral Tunnel Vision and Institutional Withdrawal

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3/21/2019

On Collaborative Art Praxis to Challenge Homelessness

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3/14/2019

Representing The Vortex

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University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

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The Radical Potential of Creating Communities of Care Through Art

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Red Line Service creates cultural programming by and for Chicagoans with a lived experience of homelessness. As a community, we enjoy lectures, performances, film screenings, exhibitions, meals, and more. We are also creators, writers and artists, who boldly claim our place in the cultural community. 2021 was a big year for us, with the publication of our second book and a return to steady programming.

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The project began in 2014 as an impassioned conversation between an artist and a curator about how culture might be brought to bear more directly on social issues, homelessness in particular. In our first five years of programming as an informal collaborative, Red Line Service averaged one program per month, hosting over 60 events and reaching over 3,000 participants.

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