- All summer, we've watched the Foster Avenue bricolage grow and grow and grow. Now it's done, and it'll be dedicated this Saturday, August 22. From Ald. Smith's newsletter: The festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the dedication of the new mural. Highlights will include traditional blessings from tribal elders, presentations from the mural's designers and remarks from Alderman Smith and Mayor Daley. The celebration will continue with a mini traditional pow-wow featuring a Native American flute player and Native American story teller. 'Indian Land Dancing' pays tribute to Native American culture and history in Chicago. According to consultants on the project, it is the only public art piece in the City designed by Native Americans. Read more about how this gorgeous mosaic came to be, in the Lake Effect News.
- Fix Wilson Yard is holding a garden party fundraiser at one of Buena Park's 19th-century Victorian homes, from 4-8pm. Enjoy "Summer in the City" in a genteel, historical setting, all for a good cause. Click here for details.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Pow-Wows And Painted Ladies
Some excitement of a different kind, all happening this Saturday: