is a community arts studio in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Formerly known as Pros Arts Studio—an organizational rebranding took place in late 2012—the name has changed but our mission remains the same!

Save the Date
9th Annual We Are Hip Hop Festival

Saturday, August 9th
1pm - 6pm
Dvorak Park: Cermak and May
Chicago, IL 60608


Join us in our 9th year of exploring the true essence of Hip-Hop and promoting a proactive culture.

Bring your family and friends to the fun-filled festival, to support our youth's talents and passions.

Lineup Coming Soon
Graffiti Battle 2pm

Free for all ages.
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34th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration: Muertos de la Risa with a Sugar Skull Rush

This year, ElevArte Community Studio’s 34th Annual Day of the Dead celebration: Muertos de la Risa with a Sugar Skull Rush is the first of a three-year community wellness campaign. Current research by the Consortium To Lower Obesity In Chicago Children (CLOCC) states that “children in Pilsen have a much higher obesity prevalence rate than US children of similar ages,” and ElevArte has chosen to use their signature event as a platform to advance and support national efforts on issues of health education. Held on Friday, November 1st @ Dvorak Park in the Pilsen neighborhood: the evening features a community procession, spectacle and ancestral remembrance activities.


Monstrochika: Now Leading Tejer & Poder

Naomi Martinez, aka Monstrochika is ElevArte’s newest teaching artist, this fall she begins leading the popular Tejer y Poder program that starts on October 1st. The teen apprenticeship focuses on traditional and contemporary forms of fiber-arts as participants explore cultural identity, labor and social issues.