The Chicago Park District’s Austin Town Hall Cultural Center will host its second annual party Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6.
The annual festival is a culmination of community organizing and highlighting art and culture across Austin, and will feature a stellar lineup of gospel artists and Chicago artists.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, the festival will be launched by emcee Tim White and with performances by Evangelist Chrysann Moore, Tony Tidwell & Uncommon Favor, Bryant Jones & Chosen, and The Turner Sisters.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, there will be food, music and cultural activities. Join the Floating Museum artists Faheem Majeed and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford as they unveil the design of their public art project, conceived by Austin teens.
They will present their final sculpture along with a special performance by the Austin Town Hall Drama Group. The theater performance is directed by Austin’s own Dionne Hawkins.
This weekend’s celebration has been guided by the Re: Center Project, a multi-year initiative aiming to bring community leaders, stakeholders and cultural assets together to support and develop the unique cultural priorities of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
For more information, call (773) 287-7658.