louis demarco in studio video taping

Artist Louis DeMarco is videotaped as he works on a Marriott Marquis hotel project

Welcome to Project Onward

The artists of Project Onward wish you all the best for this coming year!

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.

Apr 2, 2017 Fox 32 TV Interview

Project Onward artist, Louis DeMarco and studio staff member, Robyn Jablonski were recent guests on the Good Day Chicago program on Fox 32 WFLD-TV. Artist, Louis DeMarco described turning his thoughts and feelings... READ MORE

March 17 – March Awakenings

March Awakenings Join Project Onward for a Third Friday Celebration of Early Spring Friday, March 17 • 6:00 to 9:30pm Project Onward 1200 W. 35th Street 4th FL Chicago, IL 60609 (enter on... READ MORE