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A Public Treasure

With the wave of an artistic wand – and lots of elbow grease – Archi-treasures helps Chicagoans brighten up their communities.

Since its founding in 1996, Archi-treasures has helped residents in some of Chicago's forgotten neighborhoods revitalize their environment, turning barren lots into lush parks and adding colorful touches to public spaces.

Whether turning barren lots into lush parks or adding colorful touches to public spaces through mosaic sculptures, Archi-treasures involves locals in the design and execution of their projects. Neighbors meet neighbors, letting loose their creativity and breathing new life into their beloved communities.

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Learn more about artist Stuart Keeler, one of the many artists working with Archi-treasures.

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Join Archi-treasures volunteers as they collaborate with residents of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood to liven up their once drab "L" plaza.


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Kids lend a hand painting flowers for Casals Elementary School's garden.

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The younger volunteers team up at the Lion's Garden at Lowell Elementary School.

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Volunteers lay down flagstones at a garden for Casals Elementary School.

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Community artists plan their tile mosaic designs at the Harold Washington Unity Co-Op.


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