Please join us at Convergence, our annual exhibition of arts and learning! Explore visual, digital, and performing arts created by Chicago Public Schools students and celebrate with us at the opening reception. The participating schools, part of CAPE’s distinguished Artist/Researcher Partnerships program, are among our oldest partners and are at the forefront of innovation, research, and curriculum design in arts education.

If you’d like to make a gift to support CAPE’s work in advance of the exhibition, please click here.

Friday May 18, 5pm to 8pm

This event is free and open to the public and will include refreshments and the opportunity to meet some of the students, teachers, and teaching artists whose work is on display.

Saturday June 2, 11am to 2:30pm
Our panel discussion and hands-on workshop will focus on Uncertainty in Art, Education, and STEM, while also examining conflict and tension, and how these qualities are generative in creating, teaching, and learning. The panel discussion (11am-12pm) is free and open to the public. The workshop (12-2:30pm) costs $15 and includes lunch and materials, as well as continuing education credits for participating teachers.

Click here for full details and RSVP information.

May 18 through June 11, during regular gallery hours: Mon-Sat from 8am-6pm and Sun from 8am-12pm

Bridgeport Art Center

1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609


CTA Buses:
– The 35 bus (east-west) has a stop at 35th and Racine, about a 1-minute walk from the Bridgeport Art Center.

– The 8 bus (north-south) has a stop at 35th and Halsted, about a 10-minute walk from the Bridgeport Art Center.

Parking is available on the north side of the building, near the intersection of Racine Street and 34th Place.

This year’s Convergence exhibition features new works by students, teachers, and teaching artists from

Camras Elementary, Daley Elementary, Durkin Park Elementary, Goudy Elementary, Haley Elementary, Hamilton Elementary, Henry Elementary, Hibbard Elementary, Murphy Elementary, North-Grand High School, Pasteur Elementary, Peirce Elementary, Pirie Elementary, Ravenswood Elementary, Ray Graham High School, Southside Occupational High School, Telpochcalli Elementary, Vaughn Occupational High School, Williams Prep High School

Our sincere gratitude to the Polk Bros. Foundation, Boeing, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, for their support of CAPE and our Artist/Researcher Partnerships Program!

Thanks to these organizations, we are able to bring our teaching artists, training, mentorship, and materials to all of our A/RP classrooms at no cost to the schools or any of the participants.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for this or future events?
Call CAPE at (312) 870-6140, or email Kelly Nespor at .