Theaster Gates and Art on Chicago’s South Side

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Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation
and Art on Chicago’s South Side

Thursday, June 15, 2017
8:30am-5pm 

Suburban pickup: 8:30am, Edens Plaza, Wilmette
City pickup: 9:15am, Oglivie Station, Chicago

City drop-off: 4:15pm    Suburban drop-off: 5pm

Member fee: $125   Non-member fee: $135

Includes bus transportation, lunch, private guide and entry.

Join us for a bus tour to the Rebuild Foundation projects of renowned Chicago artist, urban planner and Wall Street Journal’s 2012 “Innovator of the Year”, Theaster Gates. We’ll see how his project’s buildings reflect his creative reuse of abandoned spaces and materials, and how they are contributing to the revitalization of this struggling neighborhood. Lunch takes place at Gates’ designed restaurant and neighborhood hot spot, Currency Exchange Café. We will also peruse the expansive African American art collection of Change Illinois Executive Director Ra Joy and his wife, Falona, in their lovely South Side home, and visit the South Side Community Art Center.