OUR MISSION


Interstate Arts’ mission is to bring creativity to the center of everyday life through interdisciplinary & collaborative art projects.  Through these engagements, we reflect on, celebrate, critique and shape American culture.


ABOUT US

Interstate Arts aims to place art at the center of everyday life, inviting viewers to participate in creative work. Through active engagement including art intervention, performance, exhibition, workshops and social gatherings, Interstate Arts’ projects explore America’s myths, illusions, and the potential for change.

FOUNDER: SHOSHANNA UTCHENIK

MFA, Northwestern University; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Has served as Artistic Associate of Redmoon Theater and Links Hall, designer for Blair Thomas & Co., Chicago, Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, and the Hinterlands, Detroit. Teaching experience includes SAIC, Gallery 37 and Urban Gateways, Chicago; CCS Community Arts Partnership, City of Farmington Hills Department of Cultural Arts, and The James and Grace Lee Boggs School in metro Detroit. Performance/exhibition include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Steppenwolf Studio Theater, Links Hall, Rowland Contemporary, kasia kay art projects, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Block Museum, Evanston; Herron, Indianapolis; Public Theater, NYC; Ana Desetnica Festival, KAPSULA gallery in Slovenia; Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and Play House, Detroit.  Awards include Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in New Performance Forms, CIRA and GRG grants from Northwestern, a Jeff Award for Redmoon's 'Hunchback,' and the 2015 Knight Arts Challenge. Current portfolio at shoshannautchenik.com

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Turn your cash contribution into transformative art experiences. We are great at resource sharing, repurposing and scavenging, so even modest offerings go a long way. Please note Interstate Arts is not currently nonprofit but donations supporting “Good Bones” are tax-deductible through our project sponsor, Allied Media Projects. Click here to Donate Now.






AWARDS

We are a 2015 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Winner!

Thanks to the support of our generous community and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for helping us dream bigger.