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The Power of Collaboration in Art

In the art world, collaboration isn’t exactly necessary. However, the landscape of what it means to be an artist in today’s climate doesn’t allow for artists to be hermits. Over the past few years, I’ve learned quite a bit about the art world and what it means to be an artist although I rarely dabble …

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Villapalooza 2016

Founded in 2011, Villapalooza is a non-profit, free, all day, all ages, music, arts and culture festival. Villapalooza takes place in Little Village and is dedicated to promoting non-violent spaces for arts, cultura and community engagement. Last year, the festival was featured as one of the many elements to the D.I.Y. Cultura movement that continues …

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Augmented Reality in the Visual Arts

When I first heard about augmented reality, it was to find more Twitter followers who were near me. I downloaded the app, held up my phone and though it looked like you were taking a picture, in the sense that you could see the real world through your phone, there were overlays that showed who was nearby. …

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The Wait Is Over– Purchase Your Piece Today!

On Friday, Nov. 18, we hosted a celebration in honor the Chicago Cubs finally winning a World Series. It only took over 100 years! The event took place at the Capital One Cafe, 21 E. Chestnut St., where we provided music (that mixed in the commentator’s announcing winning plays), Lou Malnati’s pizza and refreshments for …

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RECAP: Quetzal Art Fest 2016

This year, the Quetzal Art Fest almost didn’t happen. Due to incredibly busy schedules, people being out of state and other mishaps, we thought QFest would have to be postponed until next year. But the Quetzal turned into our Phoenix for this event. In a month, after pitching the idea to The Miracle Center we were …

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EXPO Collective to host Second Annual Quetzal Art Fest on City’s North West Side

Over 20 Chicago artists will come together to help attendees ‘Inspire Your Inner Artist’ CHICAGO, IL — For the second consecutive year, EXPO Collective, L3C, will be hosting the Quetzal Art Fest, Chicago’s premier festival dedicated to the visual arts. This year, the Art Fest will be hosted indoors at The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski …

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May Artist of the Month: Joseph "JOEMAMA" Mora

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve decided to honor those artists who hustle—who give their all at work, school, their full-time jobs and keep on keepin’ on in the art world through their creative minds and talents. Each month we select one artist who has shown the meaning of hustle. We’re a little late …

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May Artist of the Month: Joseph “JOEMAMA” Mora

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve decided to honor those artists who hustle—who give their all at work, school, their full-time jobs and keep on keepin’ on in the art world through their creative minds and talents. Each month we select one artist who has shown the meaning of hustle. We’re a little late …

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WATCH NOW: Reporting in Times of Crisis: Telling Migrant Tales through Creative Storytelling

Last month, one of our founders and CEO of EXPO Collective, Christina Elizabeth spoke at a panel at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations 7th Global Forum. The title of the panel was Reporting in Times of Crisis: Telling Migrant Tales through Creative Storytelling, where she sat among other artists, journalists and documentarians. Watch the …

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