Save the Date: Arts on Chicago Celebration – June 8, 2013

Save the Date: Arts on Chicago Celebration – June 8, 2013

Almost forty artists involved with the 20 art projects of Arts on Chicago will come together to celebrate the year-long initiative on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Residents from Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant and Central neighborhoods encourage Minnesotans from across the metro area to take part in activities that knit together the creative assets of this historic corridor in South Minneapolis.

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association and artists will lead a Paint the Pavement activity on 34th near Powderhorn Park. StevenBe’s Fiber Arts studio will hold knitting workshops. Participants can also participate up and down Chicago Avenue with screen printing at the PHAT Mobile, built by MCAD Professor Natasha Pestich, or write poetry on Molly Van Avery’s rolling poetry studio, the Poetry Mobile. Theater artists and storytellers Dylan Fresco and Michelle Barnes will also lead performance tours from their story collecting project What Grows Here.

In addition to these interactive activities, visual art and photography from acclaimed artists Wing Young Huie, Stephanie Rogers, HOTTEA, Forrest Wozniack, TAWU (The Art Within Us) artists collective, Michael Hoyt, and Upstream Arts will be on display at various locations between 32nd to 42nd on Chicago Avenue.

This celebration is aligned with the 38th and Chicago Business Association’s annual BBQ & Music Festival from 11 am to 2 pm on the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue. Music, specialty food trucks, children’s activities, and free snow cones will be available as this busy intersection is closed for the day.