Dec 17th 2022

Free with museum admission, use promo code TCA. MCA admission is always free to anyone 18 and under.

ASL interpretation is provided for this event.

Join us for music, free snacks, free zines, buttons, and more!

The Teen Creative Agency at the MCA is celebrating 11 years (and counting) of DIY publications by teens! This event showcases the original artwork, activism, and social practice of Chicago-area youth, as captured in zine form. TCA highlights teen ideas and perspectives in the museum space. Its members gather at the MCA from all over the Chicagoland area to collaboratively create public responses to relevant contemporary issues. In doing so, they build relationships alongside other cultural institutions, organizations, and professionals in Chicago’s vibrant art scene.

We are excited to welcome our community partners to our celebration for this year’s Zine Fest. Special thanks goes to:

Broadway Youth Center
Zine Mercado
& more!

This event is curated and produced by members of the Teen Creative Agency—a group of young people ages 15 to 19 from all over the Chicagoland area who meet weekly at the museum to view and engage with contemporary artists and their work, guided by Lead Artists Olive Stefanski and Miguel Limon. TCA is assisted by Ahmad Bracey, Manager of School, Youth, and Communities.

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