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For years, vintage toys have inspired renowned Chicago artist Karl Wirsum. And recently he shared his fun-filled collection with an extraordinary group of local artists at Project Onward.

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(Courtesy Project Onward)

Looking for a handcrafted scale model of Wrigley Field? How about glittery portraits of politicians, TV personalities—or both? All can be found at a Bridgeport workspace that provides adult artists with supplies, guidance and opportunity.

Studio and Gallery at the Cultural Center caters to adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness

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Cloud Gate by Fernando Ramirez

Using art to decode mental illness and developmental disabilities. Paris Schutz has more on what we can learn from a unique and talented group of Chicago artists.