The LCC supports creative practices to advance social and environmental justice. From student creatives to community artists, these art projects bring diverse people together to advance greater understanding of local issues and solutions they are using to improve community life.

Take Action!

DACA Renewal Emergency Funding –

The Protection For All movement is an undocumented-led group of Chicago volunteers currently organizing to raise funds for the renewal fees of DACA recipients. Your donation allows current DACA recipients facing this SUDDEN financial hardship to apply for renewal of a two-year work authorization permit and reprieve from deportation. Click here to donate now.

Chicago for Mexico & Puerto Rico Relief Fund – 

The National Museum of Mexican Art and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance have created a relief fund for individuals and other interested parties to provide financial assistance to people affected by the earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Checks should be made out to National Museum of Mexican Art with Chicago for Mexico & Puerto Rico Relief Fund. Donations can be made online or at the following locations with a check:

  • Wintrust’s Pilsen branch located at 1800 S. Blue Island, Chicago IL 60608
  • Puerto Rican Arts Alliance: 3000 N. Elbridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
  • National Museum of Mexican Art: 1852 W 19 St., Chicago, IL 60608

Oaxaca Earthquake Relief –

Help raised funds for devastated communities in Oaxaca. Indigenous ARTivist Carlos Orozco Ocaña will buy food, supplies, and water for people affected by the disaster. He will travel from Oaxaca City to the Isthmus region to give aid to the communities there. Puech Ikots is the indigenous artists’ collective that Carlos founded and organzied. Click here to donate now.


Upcoming Programs

  • Image of Eric Garcia's work

    The Art of Political Cartoons with Eric J. Garcia 9/28/17

  • Stolen Lives with Esperanza Gama, 10/5/17

Past Programs

  • Student Body - Antonio Martorell, Spring 2012

  • Outdoor Mural - Hector Duarte, Spring 2016

  • Art of Alebrijes - Carlos Orozco, Spring 2017

  • Image of painted urns in garden

    Social & Environmental Pollinators - 10 artists, Fall 2016

  • Ayotzinapa Art Installation - Piloto, Spring 2016

  • Image of Student Art

    Student Art Submissions, Spring 2017