CHICAGO — Art created by children in DCFS care will be on display Downtown through Friday.
The show features children who are currently foster or adoptive children under the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, spokeswoman Veronica Resa said.
Other artists include adults with ties to abused and neglected children.
The exhibit — titled "Art From Youth and Care and From Others Who Care" — is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the main level of the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. The show closes Friday.
The benefits of art therapy have long been touted by those who work with abused children. Art can often capture a child's hidden emotions and shed light into past situations, Resa said.
The show is sponsored by the department and the group Prevent Child Abuse Illinois.
For more information, call 312-814-6847.