6968 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60626
Mission Arts was founded in 2012 by two certified art teachers and professional artists; Kristie Keenon, a painter, and Jessica Correa, a photographer. They attended graduate school together and upon graduating each went their separate ways. Kristie taught art at a charter school and a technical college while Jessica volunteered at an arts nonprofit that supported young women artists and worked at a photo lab in Evanston. One late morning over brunch Jessica & Kristie planted the seed that has grown into Mission Arts.
Mission Arts connects emerging, under-represented artists, under-served youth & the community by providing working studio space, education programming & arts enrichment to the community of Rogers Park.