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Scenes from the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

Scenes from the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
Chicago is known for having a summer full of festivities, but the Chicago Reader has named the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF) the Best Public Art Event for their ‘Best of Chicago Poll’. MAAF marked its fourth year this past weekend. For three days Logan Square turned its streets into a first class arts festival that featured over 100 artists, 3 stages of live music, family activities, performance... 

Art on the Ave: A Recap of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

Art on the Ave: A Recap of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
Logan Square isn’t often associated with avant-garde art and lively outdoor festivals, but it certainly was last weekend, when hundreds of people came together to celebrate contemporary art at the annual Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. The festival, which began on Friday at 4pm and ended on Sunday at 11pm, was a resounding success. The festival was co-presented by the non-profit organization... 

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival: Spotlight on Satellite

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival: Spotlight on <em>Satellite</em>
As the 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festvial was kicking off on Friday, I stopped by to speak with Jenn Grossman and Ryan Scheidt, the curators of Satellite: New Media Arts Exhibition, which is housed in three locations along Milwaukee Avenue. Satellite curators Jenn Grossman and Ryan Scheidt. (Photo credit: Jennifer Nalbantyan). Upon walking into the space at 2741 N Milwaukee Avenue I was met by the... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Andrea Sparr-Jaswa

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Andrea Sparr-Jaswa
In the wake of her 30th birthday, I joined Andrea Sparr-Jaswa in her beautifully decorated Logan Square apartment. Andrea is a long time resident of the neighborhood and a contributing writer to the Chicago Arts Archive.   Amidst bites of fudge cake, we chatted about Andrea’s academic background, and her opinions on art, Chicago, and orbital sanders. Sixty on Sixty is a new series in which SIFCers... 

Sneak Peak: The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF) 2011

Sneak Peak: The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF) 2011
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. Promotional Flyer. Logan Square, Chicago Illinois. 2011. (Image Courtesy of Cara Dehnert) Beginning on Friday, July 29th the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF) will have finally arrived. And what better way to learn about the history and significance of this event and why it shouldn’t be missed then from Cara Dehnert Huffman, Director of the non-profit organization... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 20th – May 22nd

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 20th - May 22nd
While there is always a lot happening on the weekends, here are some of the events we at Sixty suggest you check out. Click event names and locations for more information about each event.  And for more, check out some of our favorite links to Chicago art calendars at the very bottom. FRIDAY || May 20, 2011 May Craft Up This Friday join the creators of the Chicago Church of Craft as they teach... 

I AM Logan Square: An Interview with Cara Dehnert Huffman

I AM Logan Square: An Interview with Cara Dehnert Huffman
Cara Dehnert Huffman has a vision: to “promote and increase awareness of the arts while enhancing cultural development in Chicago’s vibrant Logan Square neighborhood.”  Appointed Executive Director of I Am Logan Square at the beginning of December 2010, Cara has transformed the non-profit arts organization into a reflection of the community it supports – a thriving commitment to local artists... 
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