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Rebuild Foundation Breaks Ground On Arts Incubator In Former South Shore Catholic School

"St. Laurence is as much about preserving Black space as it is about giving new life to creative possibilities on the South Side,” artist Theaster Gates said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Theaster Gates Teams Up With Prada To Give 14 Black Designers A Boost — And Half Are From Chicago

"Some of this is about representation, and some of this is like, 'Oh, I didn't realize there were so many dope-ass Black people doing dope-ass Black things," Gates said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Bronzeville Playwright J. Nicole Brooks Honored With Chicago Public Library Foundation Award

The playwright, along with artist Theaster Gates and author Amy Tan, were recognized for their contributions to the cultural landscape.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Theaster Gates’ Arts Incubator And Garden Will Prove ‘There Is Life’ In South Side’s Vacant Properties

The artist and developer previewed two Rebuild Foundation projects in South Shore: an incubator at the old St. Laurence School and the Kenwood Gardens community space.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Retreat At Currency Exchange Cafe Reopening Thursday

The cafe will host a grand reopening happy hour with music from DJ Sean Doe.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Artist Brandon Breaux’s ‘Everyday Black Heroes’ Honors A Modern Hero Each Day

Black artists, activists and educators are recognized this month in the South Side artist's nod to living history at the Stony Island Arts Bank and on Instagram.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Currency Exchange Cafe Reopens Next Week, Providing A Platform For Artists And Chefs Of Color Hit Hard By Pandemic

With performances, artist residencies and a pop-up record store, the "Retreat" activation at the Washington Park cafe will "support artists who have lost space," one leader said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Stony Island Arts Bank Resumes Outdoor Activities With Great Black Music Ensemble Aug. 16

Performers with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians will play a concert from 5–7 p.m. Aug. 16. It's the arts bank's first outdoor program in four months.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation To Bring Ceramics, Yoga Studios To Grand Crossing

The foundation plans to build “3 artist pods, a wood fired kiln, and open space for outdoor programs like yoga, dance classes, and meditation" to be used seasonally.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Theaster Gates Turns 95th Street Red Line Station Into Hub For Art And Music — Complete With Live DJs

A 200-square-foot DJ booth and radio station is now in the station's north terminal, a first-of-its-kind public broadcast studio.

Roseland, Pullman

‘ICONIC: Black Panther’ Exhibit Honors Panthers’ Legacy In Illinois And Beyond

An exhibit commemorating the legacy of the Black Panther Party in Illinois is coming to the Stony Island Arts Bank.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore