To help protect the health and safety of our Project Onward community, the studio and gallery is open by appointment only.

Project Onward Events
Fri, Sep 18
For September Third Friday (from home) Project Onward presents a new virtual exhibition: "Storytellers."
Thu, Sep 24
Instagram Live Interview
Artists at Home: Ricky Willis
Coming this October
Voices Amplified
Help us celebrate and recognize how the Americans with Disabilities Act gave people with disabilities--including the artists at Project Onward--the chance to share their stories, their experiences, their voices and thrive over the last 30 years.
Past Events
Origins Fall Fundraiser

Project Onward has been a place for Chicagoland artists to advance their careers since its founding in 2004 as a Gallery 37 initiative. Origins, hosted by Project Onward's Junior Board, features and celebrates the organization's founding artists and how their talent and passion inspired Project Onward to become a fully independent nonprofit organization.


The evening will feature new work from Project Onward pioneers, including: John Behnke, Ruby Bradford, Jacqueline Cousins, Louis DeMarco, David Hence, David A. Holt, Blake Lenoir, Molly McGrath, Michael Smith, Shiela Smith, Fernando Ramirez, and George Zuniga.

Venetian Carnevale Spring Gala

Honoring Jan Feldman, Executive Director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Project Onward artists created stunning works of art, masks and sculpture depicting Carnevale in Venice. Music by Project Onward's own DHF Express.

Honoring Legendary African American Artists: Distinct Portraits by disAbled Artists

Project Onward artists will honor African American painters, sculptors and installation artists by creating portraits of them during Black History Month.

Please join us for this distinct portraiture exhibit honoring such artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Horace Pippin, and Wangenchi Mutu to name a few.


Special Guests include Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Commissioner John P. Daley, Alderman Patrick D. Thompson and Artist Faheem Majeed. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. This event is wheelchair accessible. Free parking available Northside of Building. Project Onward gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Community Trust.

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Project Onward is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to promote art as a powerful tool for understanding and valuing the real and potential contributions of our national population with disabilities.

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