In the Spring of 2014, I walked into an organization close to my heart, where I could share my talents, as a way of giving back. Since then, we gather twice a month for Art Club at the Center for Independent Futures, where we work in a casual social, studio setting learning new techniques, various mediums and art history. These events are dedicated to and for adults with developmental disabilities who participate through CIF. I instruct and create each event based on participant feedback. Once a quarter we visit the Art Institute on a Thursday evening and have dinner. This outing is open to anyone in the CIF community, regardless if they participate in Art Club.

The artists also participate annually in the Square Foot Art Exhibit at The Arts of Life, Glenview, IL,

If you are interested in attending or volunteering please contact Ann Sickon, JD, Executive Director or Jeff Morthorst, Activities Director at 224-545-3925.