The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20 from 5900 to 5930 W. End Street. There will be a pop-up art gallery, peace garden, music and free refreshments. Sponsors include the Chicago Art Austin Council, Revelopment Management Resources, The Field Foundation, Central Austin Neighborhood Association, Third Unitarian Church, and Chicago Safe and Peaceful Communities.
West Side residents recently gathered at Austin Town Hall to share significant objects from their own homes. The exhibit, produced by Illinois Humanities, profiles houses and their owners in lesser-known areas of Chicago.
The mural, named Wake Up, was completed by 14 young people from Austin and Oak Park this summer at Central Avenue and Lake Street as part of a summer program organized by the Oak Park Area Arts Council.