Sep 13th 2014

75th Anniversary BBQ Block Party Bash

@ Hyde Park Art Center

5020 S. Cornell Ave.

Opening Saturday, September 13th, from 12PM - 9PM

On view through Friday, September 13th

If you were a contemporary art venue deeply embedded in the Chicago community, what would you do to celebrate turning 75?

Were you thinking…

Bouncy House (got it)

Petting Zoo (got it)

Food Trucks (got ’em)

Artist performances, artmaking workshops, art to buy (check, check, and check)

In fact, we’re going all out. We also have…

3 great bands/DJs playing throughout the day, Tiny Cover Band (noon), DJ Maurice “Ice” Culepepper from V103 (3pm), and Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub (6:30pm)

A free pig roast (6pm)

And the reception for 2 major exhibitions opening at the Art Center, The Chicago Effect and Front & Center (5pm)

Oh, and beer (all day, phew)

If that’s not enough for you, we’re honestly just fun people and it would be great if you came and hung out during our birthday celebration. So, we hope you join us at our award-winning 32,000 square foot facility and neighboring outdoor space in the glorious neighborhood of Hyde Park. See you soon!

Some things you may be wondering:

What does it cost?

It’s free, that’s the best part! Though food items and such may have a cost.

Who should come?

Everyone! The event will probably skew a bit younger during the day, and move into more mature audience territory around 5ish–nothing that kids couldn’t be around for though.

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