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Art Heroes: Faye Price and Noel Raymond lead Pillsbury House

Art Heroes: Faye Price and Noel Raymond lead Pillsbury House

Great projects and initiatives start with great leadership! “You know what the arts do for me, and I see them do for other people, is give you the ability to — with a community — imagine something that didn’t ever exist before and then make it… Continue Reading Art Heroes: Faye Price and Noel Raymond lead Pillsbury House

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The Arts and Neighborhood Transformation

The Arts and Neighborhood Transformation

Two weeks ago, I was reading on my couch when I heard gunshots close to my house. Then there were police sirens, yelling and more shots, as it became apparent that the police and someone else were exchanging gunfire. I moved to the middle of my house until the gunfire stopped and then looked out the window to see that a man was down in our alley and the whole block was being roped off as a crime scene. The police were searching my neighbor’s back yard for a weapon and shells, and I realized how close the shots had come to my 4 year old son’s bedroom window. Continue Reading The Arts and Neighborhood Transformation

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Why Arts on Chicago Matters

Why Arts on Chicago Matters

On November 13, at an event at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center with other Artplace grant recipients and Mayor RT Rybak, our co-Artistic Director Noel Raymond made the following remarks. We want you to read them. Continue Reading Why Arts on Chicago Matters

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Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community

Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community

“Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community,” written by Nancy Fushan and published in Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, Vol. 22, No. 2 Summer 2011, provides some good background on the renewed vision for Pillsbury House and Theatre, which led to the creation… Continue Reading Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community

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