Marwen educates and inspires under-served young people through the visual arts.
Our galleries feature artwork by former and current students, as well as teaching artists and staff. Marwen has 8 annual exhibitions and an online gallery.
Marwen was founded to provide Chicago's youth with stimulating and diverse opportunities to channel their adolescent energy into personally rewarding and developmentally appropriate outlets. Chicago is a city rich in history, architecture, art, and culture, and it is Marwen’s intent to leverage these resources, providing our students with an out-of-school program that provides access to opportunity, while remaining highly relevant to their individual and collective experiences.