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Meeting with Kira Aguirre is never boring or lackluster. Her welcoming smile and open energy makes anyone comfortable in her presence. I’ve known the artist for a few years as she was a participant in various EXPO Collective exhibitions and was always involved in something artistic in Pilsen. I sat down with her at Pilsen …

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With help from HNA, EXPO gifts art to Nixon Elementary

Since 2016, EXPO Collective has had a strong connection with the Hermosa Neighborhood located on the northwest side of Chicago. That was the year that The Miracle Center opened its doors to the second annual Quetzal Art Festival, planting the seed for an ever growing relationship with the neighborhood. The newly established Hermosa Neighborhood Association …

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La Chamba, a groundbreaking Comic Book for all

For anyone who knows Ricardo “Naco” Gonzalez, they know that he can’t sit still without doodling while having a conversation. That’s how you know he’s paying attention. With a pen in hand, he’ll draw on napkins, receipts, scraps of paper. I’ve seen him use cheap water colors to paint the Joker’s face on a paper …

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EXPO Collective celebrará el quinto Festival de Arte Quetzal en el área de West Lawn en Chicago

CHICAGO – Para celebrar el quinto aniversario de su Festival de Arte Quetzal, EXPO Collective colaborará con Latino Organization of the Southwest y con Chicago Area Project para destacar las artes visuales mediante talleres, exhibiciones y vendedores. El Festival de Arte Quetzal se celebrará el próximo 22 de junio de 2019 desde las 12 del …

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EXPO Collective celebrates 5th Annual Quetzal Art Fest in Chicago’s West Lawn Neighborhood

The Quetzal Art Fest will take place on June 22, 2019 at the intersection of 63rd Street and South Karlov Avenue, from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Activities are designed for people of all ages, from children of 7 years to adults. Over 15 participating artists who make this event possible are members of EXPO Collective, that …

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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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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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