Aug 2nd 2018

Artists contribute to our cultural dialogue by shedding light on critical social issues. Today, leaders in Chicago’s creative community are exploring the link between the arts, community advocacy, and issues tied to Chicago’s economic future, such as education, gentrification, and segregation.

Join MPC for a panel discussion on the role of the arts and artists in promoting economic vitality and equity in our region and beyond.


• Moderated by Tiffanie Beatty, Associate Director of Programming at the Chicago Humanities Festival and founder of “Art Is Bonfire”

• Lynn Basa, artist, author and founder of The Corner Project in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood

• Paola Aguirre, Founder of urban design and research practice Borderless Studio/Workshop and featured designer at Jane Addams Hull-House exhibition, “Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School”

• Faheem Majeed, Former Executive Director and Curator for the South Side Community Art Center

Doors open at 5 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. The cost of the event is $15, which includes snacks, wine, and beer. Space is limited, so please register in advance.

Credits for the visual featured as the event header

• Design: Kaitlin Cernak
• Photo: MBA Photography
• Art: Max Sansing

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