The Beverly Area Arts Alliance collaborates with artists, community members and business and civic stakeholders to create art-focused and inclusive events and projects that foster creativity, community, and economic opportunity on Chicago’s far Southside.
The Alliance’s annual cornerstone event, the Beverly Art Walk, features work by diverse artists displayed in local businesses and organizations and includes live music, artist demonstrations, home studio tours and the creation of permanent public art throughout the Beverly/Morgan Park community.
Throughout the year The Alliance organizes pop-up exhibitions in local businesses and vacant storefronts, commissions public art, facilitates educational opportunities for area artists, students, and community members, as well as presents a quarterly reading series called “The Frunchroom.”
The Alliance was formed in 2014 by local artists and community activists, and has gained tremendous growth in a short time by creating meaningful arts programming in response to community interests and needs. Operating primarily out of borrowed spaces and with volunteer labor, the Alliance is a 501C3 non-profit organization. The majority of our budget goes directly to artistic programming and community initiatives.
Code of conduct
Beverly Area Arts Alliance events are dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the event or contacting the proper authorities.
We value your attendance. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organizers immediately.