Saturday, May 3, 2014

Uptown Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month In May

Artist Minjoo Kim with her her public art display at Shake Rattle & Read, one of several displays
along Broadway between Wilson and Argyle celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Shake Rattle & Read is at 4812 N Broadway, next to the Uptown Theater
Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, in partnership with FLATS Chicago, Tai Nam Market, the CTA, Saxony Capital, and Uptown’s SSA #34, is celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month (APHM) in Uptown with events throughout May.
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  • Kickoff!  Saturday, May 3 from 10am-2pm - Performances from the Chinese American Service League, George B. Swift Elementary School, Elephant Rebellion, Korean American Community Services, and other local organizations; and games, music, crafts, and information tables featuring area schools and non-profits.  It all happens at the FLATS Chicago parking lot at 5033 N Broadway
  • Art Walk On Broadway.  All month long, an Art Walk will take place on Broadway from Wilson Avenue to Argyle Street. This walk will feature art from various Asian Pacific American artists from all across the city of Chicago. Local businesses and vacant storefronts will feature a diverse selection of art ranging from colorful oil paintings to unique instillations. Pick up a postcard at Business Partners' office (Bridgeview Bank Building) or one of their participating business partners for an APHM map and events calendar.
  • Family Day.  On Saturday, May 17, between 1-4pm, Business Partners and the Chicago Public Library will present a Family Day event at the Bezazian Branch at 1226 W Ainslie. The afternoon’s activities will include Japanese origami, storytelling for kids, local artists and cultural demonstrations, Filipino games, and Korean and Chinese calligraphy. Stop by for a chance to visit our excellent local library and participate in this celebration of many Asian Pacific cultures.
  • Pop-Up Art Gallery.  Next to the Argyle CTA Station on May 7, 14, 21, 28.  4-7pm.  On May 31, we will conclude a final group tour of the art walk on Broadway from Wilson to Argyle at the pop-up gallery space. This final opening will include an additional collection of local student art and closing remarks to honor the artists.

All events mentioned above are free to the public and cater to both children and adults of all ages. We will be posting more information on each event as it becomes available. To access the latest updates on Asian Pacific Heritage Month events, visit our website,

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