Arte Diseño Xicágo: A Neighborhood Fiesta in the Heart of Pilsen

All are invited to a fiesta celebrating the diverse stories of creativity on Chicago’s West Side. Inspired by the National Museum of Mexican Art’s exhibition "Arte Diseño Xicágo: Mexican Inspiration from the World's Columbian Exposition to the Civil Rights Era" exploring the contributions of Mexican and Mexican-American artists and designers in Chicago, the fiesta offers a wide array of hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout the day. 

This event is completely free and open to the public.

A sample of the day’s programming includes:

-A self-guided mural hunt inviting participants to gather clues at the museum and follow them as they walk through the neighborhood of Pilsen. Visitors will discover beautiful, historically significant murals by local artists including Hector Duarte, Alejandro Medina and Jeff Zimmerman.

-An open-air craft market, or “Tianguis,” featuring local vendors who will showcase their own talents.

-A variety of live music performances, emceed by Pilsen-based karaoke entrepreneur Pablo Serrano, featuring local Chicago bands Súbele and You Are Here.

-An array of art-based activities—such as monoprinting, fiber arts demonstrations, puppet making, creative selfies, and more—led by additional Art Design Chicago partners YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library, the Chinese American Museum of Chicago, Illinois Humanities,Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider ArtJane Addams Hull-House Museum, and Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Attendees are also invited to bring lunch or snacks and make use of picnic tables in the surrounding park area.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

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