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EXPO Collective hosts 4th Annual Quetzal Art Fest in Brighton Park

In collaboration with SGA Youth & Family Services,

ElevArte Community Studio

This summer marks the fourth annual Quetzal Art Fest, created by EXPO Collective, an artist accelerator building community through art, and the second year in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The fest will be located in the SGA Youth & Family Services parking lot, on the corner of 47th and Kedzie.

Among an artist showcase, there will be live painters, music, vendors, performances and free workshops. Workshops will be suitable for children 7 and older and adults who want to experience their inner artist.

Workshops will be hosted by the following artists:

  • Ricardo Gonzalez, creator of “La Chamba” comic book
  • Shannon Downey, BadAssCrossStictch
  • Elia Alamillo, E.L.A. Photography
  • ElevArte Community Studio will host free workshops throughout the day

Additionally, there will be free caricatures and face painting for children of all ages.

  • Ryan Galvez, caricatures
  • Frances Guillen, Face Painting By Frances

We’ll also have vendors selling their art. Among them are:

  • Ang Mir
  • Quetzal Artesanias Hand Craft
  • Jocelyn Romero
  • JDEF Peace Project

In addition to creating a day for creativity and art in the community, there will also be an opportunity to donate to organizations aiding those suffering as a result of a volcano eruption in Guatemala, and to those who aid separated families on the U.S. – Mexico border.

The fest will begin at 12 p.m. and run until 6 p.m.

Any questions regarding participating, volunteering, vending or any general inquiries, please email christina@expocollective.com.

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