the artistic expression


Temporary Gallery Closure

Given the magnitude of COVID-19, we have decided to close the gallery for the time being to help keep our team & community safe. Subscribe to our newsletter & follow us on social media to stay informed about our virtual offerings!

Now In the Gallery: A Stirring

We are proud to announce our spring exhibit: A Stirring. This exhibit explores the internal landscape of a survivor- visiting the internal spaces where anger, pain, myth, truth, joy, and renewal all coexist. Through photography, paint, film, and mixed media, the artists featured in this exhibit take us on a journey through each of the emotions that stir after experiencing trauma.

A STIRRING is open now through May 22nd.

A Reading Night with Awakened Voices and Jade Plant Project!

Awakened Voices and Jade Plant Project teamed up to present a virtual reading night for the community! Featuring readings by writers from both Awakened Voices and Jade Plant Project, join us in celebrating survivors within the Chicago literary community.

Intern at Awakenings!

Now seeking interns for our summer season of programming! We’re seeking individuals passionate about elevating artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence for internships in the fields of marketing, graphic design, & programming. Recieve hands on professional development & training opportunities in a creative and celebratory environment.

Awakened Voices Issue 9: Erasure

Awakened Voices proudly presents Issue 9 of our literary magazine: Erasure. Issue 9 delves into an exploration of reclaiming through erasure. It features works of flash fiction, fiction, vignette, poetry, and graphic/visual. 

I have a voice. It wants to be heard. It needs to be heard. And it has a right to be heard.”

Awakenings Artist

Sharing who I am and what I have experienced brings me out of the shadows of abuse and shame, and connects me to other dreamers.

Awakenings Artist

I just need a hand to transform all the ugliness that I’ve experienced into something that can heal myself and others.

Awakenings Artist

Creating art has served as a substitute for violence, self-destruction, and insanity.

Awakenings Artist