Invictus has been lucky enough to have been welcomed into the amazing Chicago neighborhood of Edgewater within the last year. We've had the pleasure of working with local businesses such as Jackalope Theatre, Income Tax restaurant, and others as we put on our latest production, Love's Labour's Lost. So when we discovered that the Chicago-based project We All Live was doing a mural with the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, we knew we had to show our support and love for the community that has embraced us and our mission through our latest season.

For those that do not know about the We All Live Here project, their mission is "to use art, community, and technology to remind us all to get along and help each other to succeed." Lead by founder and artist, Rich Alapack, We All Live Here creates murals throughout the city of Chicago to remind us all that despite our differences, we all live here regardless of race, sex, economic differences, or any other perceived difference. If you have been involved with Invictus, you know just how much this mission aligns with ours. We are working to build strong communities in Chicago through art and heightened language while embracing diversity and we are so blessed to be a part of a community that knows the power of the arts.

This last weekend, Invictus' Artistic Director, Charles Askenaizer, Director of Education and Outreach, Diane Sintich, and our Marketing Coordinator, Julia-Kaye Rohlf, went to Moody's Pub on Broadway to make a night of supporting the community that has welcomed Invictus so quickly and warmly into their neighborhood. Our pictures were taken along with other Edgewater residents. All of the pictures will create a mural that will hang outside of Moody's Pub as a reminder to all who pass that we all live here, we all support one another, and art can, in fact, make a difference.

Click here to learn more about We All Live Here.