80 Years Young

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 9 am – 7 pm

5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

We are thrilled to invite you to celebrate 80 years of the Hyde Park Art Center! Join us at any point in the day to encounter free art making activities, School & Studio drop-in demos, new exhibitions, Creative Wing Open Studios and music provided by WHPK and Central Air, courtesy of Jared Brown.

Visitors can also contribute to our time capsule project 80 Years More. Poets in Residence will be on site facilitating and collecting your wishes for how you wish the Art Center continues pushing community arts forward and how we hope art can enact positive change. We wonder: “How can we celebrate the next 80 years together?”


Program Highlights include:

9AM – NOON: Pancakes with Chicago Breakfast Club

10AM: Hot Mess Yoga with Amber Thomas

10AM – 1PM: Class Demos in Mosaics, Printmaking, Painting, and more!

11AM: Sound Bath with Patricia Walton in Celestial Messages

11AM – 5PM: 80 Years More Time Capsule with Poets in Residence

NOON –  5:30PM: Free beer, drinks, and snacks while supplies last!

1PM: Choose Your Mar Adventure in Creative Wing Studio 6

1-3: Mini-mobile Thrift Shop

2 – 5PM: Open Studios with Jackman Goldwasser Residents

4 – 6PM: Hot Dog Grill-a-Thon

6 – 7PM: Closing Convocation and Community Singing with Angel Bat Dewid


Stay tuned for more artist announcements and updates as we get closer to the event!