Aug 11th 2018

The Art of Flocking: Cultural Stewardship in the Parks is summer-long youth program celebrating Chicago’s community-based art practice. Join in a culminating celebration of the program to include live music and performance by DJ Selah Say and Make Weekdays Great, food, youth art-making activities, and a parade to La Ronda Parakata Gathering Space in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor led by artist Hector Duarte and members of the artist collective Sapphire and Crystals.

Buses will be available for youth and families coming from each region of the city. Pick up locations include Willye White Park, Piotrowski Park, and Tuley Park at 11:00 am with drop off at 4:00 pm.

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The Art of Flocking: Cultural Stewardship in the Parks is a celebration of Chicago’s community-based art practice. The project includes a series of public programs and community exhibitions for Chicago youth exploring the history and impact of Mexican-American public artist Hector Duarte and Sapphire and Crystals, Chicago’s first and longest-operating Black women’s artist collective.

The project includes the following two program series: ArtSeed, designed for children ages 3+ and families in 18 parks and playgrounds, and Young Cultural Stewards, a multimedia program aimed at youth ages 12–14 with hubs in each of Chicago’s three geographic regions. Overall, The Art of Flocking will engage 2,500 participants through 216 individual programs at 18 parks from June 25 to August 3, 2018.

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