Outsider Artists
at Project Onward

Project Onward exists today because our friends and family advocated to create a safe, welcoming, free space for people with disabilities, and giving them a chance to thrive as professional artists.

We are grateful for our Project Onward community, and know we wouldn't be here without you.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act, so, for our 2020 fall fundraiser, we're paying homage to the policies and advocacy groups that have paved the way for us.

There are three ways you can show your support for Project Onward and help us celebrate:​ 


Watch. Win. Give.


John Behnke

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Andrew Hall


Adam Hines


Luke Shemroske

Featured at past Fairs

by Tony Davis

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by Michael Smith

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Fly by Luke Shemroske

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louis demarco

Kristen 1954 by Molly McGrath

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Kristen 1954 by Molly McGrath

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Project Onward is so proud and grateful to be celebrating our 16th anniversary this Fall!


COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives in many ways, but we continue to find new methods to support our artists who live with disabilities and pursue our mission: Creating Art, Connecting People, Inspiring Change.

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.

©2020 by Project Onward

Bridgeport Art Center

1200 W. 35th St., 4th Floor

Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 940-2992