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.

(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

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.