While an arts festival may not seem like an obvious way to solve Chicago’s problems, it’s a start. The festival has brought people together who live on opposite ends of our city and rarely meet. We’ve heard powerful stories from each other, we’ve paraded with large puppets and we’ve come together as a community in celebration rather than in mourning. It’s been an inspiring week.

I encourage you to come out tonight and be part of this celebration at The People’s Revolution. On Saturday toast Gay Pride Month with cocktails at the disco-inspired Honey and then head to Asia on Argyle for Axis Lab’s Base Line for food & entertainment – both events are part of the Uptown Crawl.

It’s going to be an energizing 3 days full of the diversity that makes Chicago great. See you at the festival!

Julieanne Ehre, Director

Pictured above DXTR Spits performs in The People’s Revolution of 2017.