RYI Urban Artistry ExhibitionĀ 

Come out, and support the efforts to opening a youth arts center, here in Chicago!

Artists from across the globe šŸŒŽ have donated art to Revitalizing Youth and this is your chance to make your support known by making a purchase šŸ‘ˆ

Two nights, of amazing art!!!

June 9, 2017 5PM-8PM 

$35 on EventBrite or contact Tina Payne for other options.

Two evenings of performances, šŸŽ¶ food, live painting and of course art! 

You will have the opportunity of making a bid on the piece of art created during this evening. Artist D Qua Davis, of Chicago will be showcasing his creativity during this live painting event. Also showcasing Chicago’s own, Tap Dancer Jimmy Payne, Jr. , and music duo XPI.

June 10, 2017 11AM-8PM 

$10 General Admission with light refreshments šŸ‘ˆ BUY ART, while meeting with the displaying artists!


Playing In Paint with Meosha Thomas (FREE KIDS ART CLASS)


RYI Poetry Jam $10 

Searra Vinnett, of Chicago will be doing a live painting session during our Poetry Jam which promptly begins at 2PM and goes until 3:15PM.

This piece will be available for purchase at the end of the jam. Half of the proceeds, will be donated to the building fund of Revitalizing Youth!

Paint & Sip with D Qua Davis $20

Art & Networking Event 

Bring your business cards and get prepared to purchase some beautifully created art.

Featured Artists

Eric Austin, RE Douglas, Jason Maldanado, Alexis Delgadillo


Tina Lewis


More performers, artists and vendors will be posted periodically. We hope to see you there!!!


Where is the support black community?

I’ve been online for almost ten years now, and at this point this question has to be asked.

Where is all of the support?

I’m in thousands of groups online, and have come into contact with many black business people. Yet, it seems difficult to get the same love that I’ve put out there.

That doesn’t count the handful of people, whom have taken this journey with me.Ā And I’m more than grateful, for those whom have walked this path right along with me.

Yet still I see, those asking about what we don’t have. Those explaining why we don’t have it and still shits not getting done.

Yet someone wants to open a facility and gets, little to no support in their efforts.

Does a person have to do cart wheels, in front of the white house to get the attention needed? Does one have to be fighting in a video to get the attention and support needed? Does one have to tell you about ever minute of their life, to get the support needed to open a school for the babies?

It seems very backwards as to what we as a people, are doing to each other and it makes me sick and very angry to see us waste ourselves as we do.

We waste the gifts we have, we down play those whom are attempting to make a change. And, we still sit here with nothing. As our children, sit here with nothing.

When will we start to understand the importance of us, standing up and being a positive and impact full change within our community?

I’m questioning you, because I would like a better understanding of why we aren’t supporting each other to make some form of change.

Change doesn’t come rapidly, and we just may not see what or how our efforts will help the next generation.

But, why not do something to help them be the best that they can be now and in their future?