The Art Mobile is a renovated school bus donated by Holy Family Church of Waukegan, IL that's been gutted and refitted with long tables, benches, cabinets, bulletin boards, a sink, drafting table and art supplies. This bus circulates throughout the Waukegan Township neighborhoods and beyond introducing art to children ages 5-13 right in their own backyard!
The Art Mobile was created by local artist, Jim Harrington (1944-2000). Jim's vision was to take Art to the children, especially children who, as a result of economics, may not have an opportunity to experience art in its truest form.
Where does the Art Mobile travel?
The Art Mobile travels throughout Waukegan Township and beyond. The Waukegan Township is comprised of Waukegan, North Chicago, Park City and some parts of Beach Park.
Who can use the Art Mobile?
The Art Mobile can provide services to any youth organization or youth event. The Art Mobile will cater private events such as birthday parties or family reunions.
Does the Art Mobile cost?
There is a service fee for use of the Art Mobile. Cost $100.00. Rental must be paid 2 Weeks prior to use.
Minimum Rental is two hours. $25.00 fee for each additional hour.
What kind of art work is done?
Children may create many works of art in the bus varying from hand paintings, bracelets, necklaces to puzzles, sun visors, buttons and much more. All creations are individual ideas from each child as they express themselves in their own fashion. No two creations are the same, each piece is full of excitement!
Do you have a passion for art? Are you interested in helping children of the community express themselves? If so, the opportunity to invest your spare time is here! We need you! Spend your summer giving our children an outlet through art! You can assist in the creation of hands on projects, supervising projects or delivering the Art Mobile to various locations throughout Waukegan Township.