Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pivot Arts Festival: 10 Days of Innovative Performances In Uptown & Edgewater

Pivot Arts is pleased to announce the full line-up for its 5th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring ten days of innovative performances and multi-disciplinary works throughout Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from June 1 – June 11, 2017. Tickets, ranging from free to $35, are currently available at Three-show passes are also available.

The ten-day Festival showcasing some of Chicago’s top artistic innovators features theater, dance, puppetry, hybrid/multidisciplinary works, spoken word/hip hop, children’s performances,  workshops, discussions, wine tastings, an interactive performance/dinner party and more. The Festival also includes the third annual “Celebrate Community!” Parade on Saturday, June 3 at 2 pm, culminating in an afternoon full of free family-friendly performances.

Artists/events featured in the 2017 PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL include: Aloft Circus Arts*, Axis Lab, Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape, Barrel of Monkeys*, Tiff Beatty, Lizi Breit and Dan Kerr-Hobert, Rachel Claff and Chloe Johnston, CircEsteem*, Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop*, Everybody Dance Now*, Funnybones*, The Neo-Futurists, Pedalheads*, Dewayne Perkins, Rough House Theater, Same Planet Performance Project, Storytown Improv* and Walkabout Theater Company*.   *Denotes family-friendly artists/participants.

This year’s Festival venues and locations include: Creative Coworking, FLATSstudio, The Growling Rabbit, Income Tax Bar, Independent Spirits, Lickity Split Custard & Sweet Shop, Ras Dashen, Swift Elementary School, Uncommon Ground Devon and Uptown Underground.

Festival Kick-Off Party
Join Pivot Arts for a sneak peek of this year’s Festival at the Festival Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6 pm at Francesca’s Bryn Mawr, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr in Chicago. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door and include appetizers, drinks, entertainment, plus a silent auction.

Tickets are available at

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