sereno wilson and mao

The works of Sereno Wilson, known to many as “Glitter-Man,” are in high demand


Welcome to Project Onward


PO’s artists are faced with autism, Down syndrome, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and other conditions. They are provided with studio space, materials, professional guidance, and exhibition and sales opportunities.  This costs $7,000 per artist per year just to keep the doors open.  You can help in the following ways:

DONATE  This year’s goal is $500,000 and your donations can help reach it!  Contribute by clicking here or on the DONATE button at the bottom of the page.

PURCHASE ART The artists earn 50% of the pre-tax, pre-framed price of each regular item sold.  Select an item from the online store.  Or visit Project Onward at 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois. Enter on the East (Racine) side of the building and take the elevator to the fourth floor.

VOLUNTEER   Join the growing corps of volunteers by assisting in the studio or at an offsite event like Randolph Street Market. You’ll be making a difference and having fun at the same time!  Interested? Click here.

Stop by Project Onward! You will be glad you did.

Project Onward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is eligible to receive contributions.

Aug 4 – Places that Matter

Tickets 1 Ticket $75.00 USD2 Tickets $150.00 USD3 Tickets $225.00 USD4 Tickets $300.00 USD5 Tickets $375.00 USD Places that Matter – Illinois’ Endangered Historic Buildings Drawings and Sculptures by Project Onward Artists Save... READ MORE

June 16 – Open Studio

Maxwell Street Tryptich by Fernando Ramirez Join Project Onward for Third Friday Open Studios! Due to popular demand, this exhibition featuring Fernando Ramirez & Bill Douglas has been extended!  Don’t miss your chance... READ MORE