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Art in the Windy City: 5 Chicago Artists to Know

Chicago has long been the major cultural hub in the Midwest and home to many great musicians, performers, and visual artists.  Let's explore some amazing Chicago artists, and dive into the impact they’ve had on the Windy City. Derric Clemmons Contemporary stars on Chicago's art scene come from all walks of life and very diverse backgrounds. Derric Clemmons' work, for example, is inspired by the grittiness of the urban scene and focuses on objects and sometimes people that others have cast … Read More

Art in the Windy City: 5 Chicago Artists to Know
Chicago has long been the major cultural hub in the Midwest and home to many great musicians, performers, and visual artists.  Let's explore some amazing Chicago artists, and dive into the impact they’ve had on the Windy City. Derric Clemmons Contemporary stars on Chicago's art scene come from all walks of life and very diverse backgrounds. Derric Clemmons' work, for example, is inspired by the grittiness of the urban scene and focuses on objects and sometimes people that others have cast
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Think you could be the parent of a budding Vivaldi? Learning to play the violin is an intricate activity, requiring the appropriate guidance. You may be concerned about the pricing of a violin instruction for your child due to the complexity of the art. Though you may want to start your child on lessons right away, you may have concerns about pricing. Worry not, violin lesson prices are not as problematic for your pocketbook as you may think. What should you expect for violin lesson prices?

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