3rd Annual Humboldt Park Arts Festival

13 06 2009

When: Sat., June 13, 10 a.m.-9pm

This two day event is truly a celebration of the urban arts. Humboldt Park is on the west side of Chicago. The skyline is in plain site but the urban plight the neighborhood sits in the midst of takes center stage. According to Points 2 Home, Humboldt Park is made up of blue collar, Bachelor degreed, unmarried, families with an average income of nearly $62,000. Those are not bad stats; however, the same site report that the personal crime risk is 148 points above the national average with the risk of robbery being 437 points above the national average.
This area in Chicago lacks the political leadership who is vested in the cultural and economic growth in this zip code. Which makes the Annual Arts Festival so important.
Each year they have a film competition among the community. They only accept submissions from filmmakers who live in the 60622. There will be poetry readings, comedy, performance art, and music by The Blah, Blah, Blahs; Phillip Morris, The Minneapolis Henry’s, Agents of Change, Los Vicios de Papa. This is a Free Event so if you attend be sure to buy something from a vendor. The fesitval proceeds benefit Graffiti Zone’s after school arts program.
A wrap-up post about the event is to come.
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