Cat Mahari is a street dancer and visual artist. (WTTW News)

We've introduced you to a couple of local artists receiving cash grants from the Chicago-based nonprofit 3 Arts to help pursue their careers. This week, we're featuring another winner: Cat Mahari, a street dancer and visual artist who identifies as autistic.

WTTW’s sister station, WFMT Radio, is celebrating 70 years on air. Chicago's classical radio station first hit the airwaves in December of 1951. (WTTW News)

WFMT, our sister station, is celebrating 70 years on air. Chicago's classical music and fine arts radio station first hit the airwaves in December 1951. On Monday, the station will be live from Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Recital Hall for a day full of live performances.

Fly Little Bird’s stuffies come in either woodland, farm, or circus themes ranging from elephants to cows. (WTTW News)

A Chicago mother is tapping into her artistic roots with a brand that is inspired by her children, but also pays homage to her mother. 

Flowers are left in memory of Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton's first Black artistic director, at a church in Miami's Design District, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, in Miami. Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, died of cancer. He was 41. (AP Photo / Marta Lavandier)

Louis Vuitton’s first-ever U.S. fashion show turned into a somber yet whimsical tribute to groundbreaking designer Virgil Abloh days after his death.

Designer Virgil Abloh walks backstage prior to his Off-White ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo / Thibault Camus, File )

Designer Virgil Abloh’s death was announced Sunday by the luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) and the Off White label, the brand Abloh founded. Abloh was the men’s wear designer of Louis Vuitton.

(Copyright Sharon Hoogstraten from her book “Dancing for Our Tribe.”)

Articles of colorful clothing and ornaments tell the story of the person who wears them. The whole ensemble is called regalia, and it helps preserve the heritage of an entire community. A local photographer with roots in the Potawatomi Nation documents her people and their legacy.

The NFT gallery imnotArt hosts the NFT drop for “Souvenir” by artist Brendan Fernandes on Nov. 12, 2021. (WTTW News)

A special kind of art gallery in Chicago is emerging as a brick-and-mortar trailblazer in the digital art world. The art space imnotArt in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood bills itself as the city’s first physical NFT gallery and one of the first of its kind in the world.

Charles “Poppin’ Chuck” Bledsoe has been wowing crowds with his unique dance moves for years. (WTTW News)
We introduced you to a violinist who's one of dozens of Chicago artists receiving cash grants to pursue their careers. Now, meet an artist with a dance style that started in the late 60s but has evolved through the decades. 
An image from “Dos Mundos” by Amalia Mesa-Bains.

In a citywide exhibition featuring 29 MacArthur Fellows throughout 12 galleries sits a particular exhibit at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery in River North. It’s exploring what it means to be Latino in Chicago.

Jeff Garlin photographs Sarah Silverman. Garlin’s photographs will be featured at Tamarkin Camera in River North starting Nov. 11. (Credit Jeff Garlin)

Comedian and actor Jeff Garlin opens a new show of his photography featuring some of his co-stars and famous friends — Larry David, J.B. Smoove, John Mulaney – often in candid shots backstage and between scenes. 

The Chicagoan’s unwavering journey to his orchestral debut at the age of 79 is the subject of the film  “For the Left Hand” airing Friday, November 5 at 9:00 pm and Sunday, November 7 at 4:00 pm on WTTW. (Courtesy Kartemquin Films)

Norman Malone never abandoned his dream of becoming a concert pianist – despite a violent attack by his father that left his right side paralyzed at the age of 10. A new documentary chronicles the Chicagoan’s path from child prodigy to high school music teacher to his orchestral debut at age 79.

“I love the tone of the instrument, I love how when it's placed on my shoulder it’s close to my heart. So I feel like I can truly just sing through my instrument and express you know whatever I'm going through, however I feel,” said violinist Caitlin Edwards. (WTTW News)

Dozens of Chicago artists are receiving a total of nearly $1 million in cash grants from the Chicago-based nonprofit, 3 Arts. One of those recipients is violinist Caitlin Edwards, who shared her passion for music and the violin with us.

“What you’re buying is a cultural artifact, not art,” says art manager Allan Bergart. (WTTW News)

Everyone deserves to have art in their lives, whether they’re making it or buying it. That’s Allan Bergart’s philosophy. He’s working to make art more available, and we have a preview of his latest art show, “The Fall Review.”

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Chicago artist Brandon Breaux says in a media-driven world, where there is a lot of false information, he wanted to use his art to educate. “We use art as a mechanism to cut through the noise.”

Harmonica and piano player Corky Siegel will feature guest performances in a virtual showcase ‘Best of the Damnpandic’ (WTTW News)

As the Chicago arts scene slowly begins to once again embrace in-person performances, one Rogers Park artist says sharing music virtually is an experience he’s not quite ready to give up. We check in with harmonica and piano player, Corky Siegel.

Artist Tony Fitzpatrick’s new show is called “Jesus of Western Avenue.” It’s at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art on the campus of the College of DuPage. (WTTW News)

From a studio on Western Avenue, artist Tony Fitzpatrick creates work that reflects both the beauty of nature and the grit of the city. Fitzpatrick says a recently opened exhibit at the College of DuPage will be his final museum show.