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Awakenings Fundraiser

Support survivors at Awakenings Art Fundraiser! All proceeds benefit healing arts programs for survivors of sexual violence.

Awakenings invites you to KOVAL Distillery to support survivors of sexual violence. All proceeds will allow Awakenings to provide our survivor community a healing arts experience at our gallery space just down the block from KOVAL! Enjoy a raffle, food, and a cash bar in the beautiful new KOVAL tasting room.

Wednesday August, 17th, 6:00-9:00pm

Can’t make it, but would love to support? Purchase a Donation Ticket to contribute to our cause.

Meet us at the KOVAL Tasting Room, 4241 N Ravenswood Ave,

All ages welcome

City of Chicago COVID Guidelines


Brought To Light

Now on view

 online and in person 05.06-08.12

Awakenings presents Brought to Light: A Gathering of Voices exhibition featuring artists Merudjina and Annalise Castro. In this exhibit each artist gathers narratives from individual and communal voices that take form through painted canvas and sound. Merudjina weaves stories by connecting the body and inner-self to other survivors in their paintings and immersive sound scape. Annalise’s multimedia painting series uplifts a community narrative from survivor voices based on a call for anonymous stories in early 2022. Castro invite viewers “to live with the survivor’s words for a short while and honor their resilience.” While Merudjina encourages folks to add their own voice on the interactive “feedback wall” in reflection and response to seeing these stories. Both are a path to standing with this survivor community.  

Issue 14 of Awakened Voices

Save the date!
Our next issue of Awakened Voices will publish online September 30, 2022

A Dozen Creations

Save the date


A Dozen Creations: Celebrating Survivor Artists. Join us in celebrating a dozen years of Awakenings and survivor-centered arts programing. This evening will feature artist talks, performance, and exhibit viewing.

Join us in the gallery 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave

Issue 13 of Awakened Voices

Awakenings is proud to announce the publication of Issue 13 of Awakened Voices. This issue is themed The Body Speaks. We’ve asked survivors, allies, and advocates for writing and visual art that explores how the body expresses itself and speaks about trauma, its consequences, and recovery.

Legacy Continued

on view now

Legacy Continued: an exhibit presented in collaboration with 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin Offices

Alderman 47th Ward, 4243 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

Gallery Tour Hours

Our gallery is open for tours by appointment only.
Our staff will often be working remotely during our regular business hours.

Mask wearing and proof of vaccination are required for entry to the gallery. Also, if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 please stay home and visit us online.

Please reach out to us at info@awakeningsart.org

Self Care for Caregivers

At Awakenings, we understand the critical role caregivers play in the healing journey of others. We also know that we cannot care for others when our own cups are empty. That’s why Awakenings, with support from The Chicago Foundation for Women, is presenting  “Self Care for Caregivers.”  This suite contains a variety of journal prompts, artistic activities, and meditations designed to offer a self care solution for any moment.

Judith's Circle

Judith’s Circle is Awakenings’ squad of core, committed, monthly donors. Members play a critical role in supporting survivor artists and sustaining our work. Members of Judith’s Circle will gain access to exclusive content from our survivor artists, invitations to private First Look Nights for all exhibits, and more. Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to our mission to showcase the creative expression of survivors of sexual violence.