Creative House (formerly Urban Art Movement / Youth Empowerment Arts (YEA) is a project created by Chicago-based artist and educator, Luis Raul. It includes an After School Matters program, co-work studio/venue, and satellite space transformation initiatives. For Fall 2014, Luis partnered with Consensus and the Back of the Yards Chicago Public Library to host 30 Back of the Yards youth. Luis and his students liked Consensus so much that they decided to move their Saturday sessions from the Library over to our space, so for Spring 2015 we hosted them twice a week. Special thanks to Heidi and Maggie at the Library for connecting us with Luis! We even got to see him and his students paint a mural on Christopher School nearby...
Now Luis is getting ready for a major launch of the Creative House headquarters in Little Village, Chicago. Look out for it!
Mural in progress at 51st and Campbell