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Inspired Chicago | Splendid Weddings & Events

Inspired Chicago | Splendid Weddings & Events

Hey, friends! SO excited to share this new Inspired Chicago feature with you of the beautiful, caring, and talented Sandy Alvarez of Splendid Weddings & Events! This ongoing series highlights women in Chicago's vast creative industries, takes a look at their inspirations, and learns a little bit about how they got where they are now. I've always felt it was important to hear from voices that have worked from the ground up to follow their dreams to inspire others to...

How I Chose The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

How I Chose The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

I never wanted to go to college. I never had dreams growing up of where I wanted to spend these four years of my life, what city I wanted to be in, or what I would even want to study. I wanted to be a fine art portrait photographer, and in my mind I didn't need to go to a school to become one. During one of my homeschool art group meetings...

Revolving Door Arts Teen Chapbook Series

Revolving Door Arts Teen Chapbook Series

The garden at William Hill Gallery on Chicago's south side was incredible; green, red, and shades of gray stones that decorated the walking areas and separated the various plants. I'd never heard of the gallery until this event but now I'm glad that I did - talk about a dream location! I can't even express how gorgeous this venue was to photograph Revolving Door Arts Teen Chapbook Series - the backyard area was perfect for sitting on blankets...