LESS RESOURCES EVERY YEAR

You’ve worked in schools or community organizations for years and always have less to work with, moving you to look for unique ways to bring resources to your community.

As a community leader, you wish you could tap into the creativity and community our cities offer while inspiring your school, library, or youth center to be part of the greater good.

And most of all, you want your community to feel validated, supported, and seen. You want them to take pride in themselves and our collective future.

ART FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

  • What if your school could become even more vibrant through art?
  • What if your youth center had an art gallery in it?
  • What if your library could convey creativity and safety?
  • What if IPaintMyMind could support the work you do every day?

Schools, libraries, and youth centers are filled with dedicated people who rely on collaboration. These types of communities create learning experiences that support children and families for years to come, and IPaintMyMind is proud to be a small part of that.

Every art exhibition we curate into local communities supports kids, families, and leaders like YOU who are devoted to making schools, libraries, and youth centers as engaging and catalytic as possible, creating untold possibilities for children and families, no matter where they are from

Art Gallery + Curriculum

An Art Exhibition for Your School, How Cool Is That?

We’ve curated and methodically acquired a growing art collection, representing 50+ artists in various mediums – illustration, photography, collage, and more.

Join our community by hosting a rotating art exhibition in your school, library, or youth center, turning your space into a bold, energetic gallery for everyone who enjoys the space! We also deliver our 8-page Art Guide as a tool for any leader in your community to engage folks around the art through activities, curriculum, and free art resources.

The experiences we co-curate for your community are focused on you, your goals, and your vision. With over 1000 pieces of art to choose from, we’re confident in our ability to deliver delight by transforming your space through accessible & fun art.

How it Works

1. APPLICATION + SITE VISIT

Start by hitting either of the APPLY NOW buttons on this page to give us more info on your community. There are a limited number of slots so first come, first served!

Once your participation is confirmed, our Community Outreach Team will reach out to get to know you & schedule a time to visit your space to think about the most impactful areas for an art exhibition.

2. SELECT YOUR ART

After deciding how much art will work for your space, our Curators and Program Managers will work with you to select art that fits your communities mission and personality.

We have a wide range of art in many accessible mediums, and we’re always confident of our ability to find something perfect for your community.

3. WE INSTALL YOUR ART

We frame, transport, and install your customized art exhibition which you keep for 6 months (10 months for schools), creating an ongoing relationship that elevates, connects, and inspires.

Once our art leaves, you have a space to display art created by your community (or you could have us back for years to come)!

4. ENGAGE, SUPPORT, CONNECT!

After installing your art, we stay in touch to support your engagement efforts and deliver our Art Guide, which includes art exercises, free art resources, field trip suggestions & more.

By staying in touch throughout your exhibition and highlighting other important arts resources, we aim to offer a really well-rounded program.

5. ARTIST WORKSHOPS

After using our Art Guide, we work with you to add programming touch points to your Shared Walls exhibition, further engaging your community around the process behind making the art they’ve been enjoying.

Namely, we offer an Artist Workshop where we invite the artist whose work is on display to present to a class or group. 

Community Art Exhibitions

Shared Walls™ is a rotating art gallery for your community. It’s the only program of it’s kind that is building a large art collection for the purpose of displaying it in community spaces, making it a great way for your school, library, or youth center to enhance the space, bolster the curriculum offered, and connect kids with art being made right in their backyard.

The program is completely FREE to community spaces in Year 1 and then available through grant or other funding in Years 2+. Whether PTO’s, fundraising campaigns, or other available budgets, we are excited to work with you year after year, delivering delight and new possibilities through art.

By inspiring children citywide by making art accessible to them, we hope to help facilitate moments of creative inspiration that move the world forward.

1

ENERGIZE

your school with your very own art exhibition!

2

BRING MUCH

needed arts resource to your community.

3

RALLY

your faculty around a common experience.

4

IMPRESS & ENGAGE

children and families.

5

ENCOURAGE

your community to create their own art.

6

TURN YOUR SPACE

into something everyone is talking about.

ENERGIZE AND ENHANCE YOUR SPACE WITH ROTATING ART!

Contact Us About Art For Your Community Today!

Fill Out Our Waitlist Application for 20/21 NOW

How We Innovate

We pay artists first

We grow art as an asset & mobilize it as a service

We transform people & spaces

We turn art into impact

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS RIGHT FOR MY COMMUNITY?

  • You’re looking for arts programs for your school
  • You know how art can change lives
  • Your space is in need of some color & energy
  • You love your community and will do anything for it
  • You love serving your community

Partner

Testimonials

“Our hallway is brighter and more colorful because of the artwork the Shared Walls Program has loaned to us! We are so thankful to IPaintMyMind for kindly, passionately, and professionally bringing contemporary art to our school.”

Roxy Piersanti

Art Teacher, Northwest Middle School - Chicago, IL

Partner

Testimonials

“The team has just been wonderful… they came and did exactly what they said they’d do. IPMM will be a partner, always.”

Dr. Ronald Whitmore

Principal, Smyth IB World School - Chicago, IL

ARTIST

Testimonials

“Thank you for creating such a magical organization!”

Sam Kirk

Independent Artist