Art Design Chicago’s Celebrating South Side Stories

Art Design Chicago will host a Celebrating South Side Stories event, featuring collaborations and performances from Columbia students, faculty, and alumni.

Art Design Chicago will host Celebrating South Side Stories September 15 in various locations around the city’s South Side. The event will examine the ongoing roles art and design play in growing communities by having “participants experience this rich history through a variety of activities, including all-ages artmaking workshops and other artist-led projects, live performances, and film screenings.” The celebration will also include complimentary trolley transportation between scheduled activities.

An initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Art Design Chicago offers dynamic exhibitions and public programs to propel Chicago’s role in art imagination and impact. The Celebrating South Side Stories event is run in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Photography and will feature Photography Associate Professor Greg Foster-Rice, Music Professor Scott Hall, and several music students. The day will start with an opening celebration at the DuSable Museum of African American History and will culminate in a musical performance inspired by South Side artists and activists. This performance will be guided by musician and artist Maggie Brown and the Columbia Jazz Ensemble.

A full schedule of activities and performances can be found here.

Celebrating South Side Stories
Saturday, September 15
11 a.m.—6 p.m.  
Beginning celebration at the DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl.