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After school program brings bricolage mural making into Chicago classrooms

After school program brings bricolage mural making into Chicago classrooms

Green Star Movement is a nonprofit arts organization that provides the youth in Chicago with the opportunity to participate in public art projects in the city, all while making a difference in their communities and getting a behind-the-scenes look at how an original mural is produced, designed, & installed.   The mural program, which is part […]

Tea Gallery Owner in Pilsen Has New Plan For Shop

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Tea Gallery Owner in Pilsen Has New Plan For Shop

Necklaces, earrings, and bracelets sit on the left side of the window resting on glass jewelry displays, and on the right side of the window you’ll see pastries and crepes set on decorative food displays. This is the place where Omar Valencia chose to set up his shop. His multi-purpose space—Oxala—has been located at 1653 […]

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Families of Victims Protest Police Brutality At City Hall

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Families of Victims Protest Police Brutality At City Hall

Family members of victims of alleged police brutality gathered at City Hall last week to protest police brutality in Chicago. Rosalind Morgan, wife of  retired cop Howard Morgan who was shot at over 60 times by Chicago Police Officers, was adamant about her commitment to the fight for an appeal. “I will not stop until […]

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Pilsen Art Night Enlightens and Entertains Creative Neighborhood

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Pilsen Art Night Enlightens and Entertains Creative Neighborhood

Refurbished antique furniture, vintage heeled loafers, stilettos, strappy high heels, record players and records from the 1960’s and beyond—set the stage for what lies within the four walls of this thrift store. The Pilsen Vintage and Thrift takes part in the  2nd Friday Gallery Night, also called Art Night, where local artists showcase their work at […]

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