CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – In commemoration of the last 50 years of bringing arts education to Chicago youth, Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education invites the arts community to join in and celebrate the momentous anniversary at an interactive launch party. The event will take place on January 27th at the Chicago Urban Art Society’s Gallery on Halsted in Pilsen as part of the WBEZ Winter Block Party.
The launch party will debut a new interactive website, an “I Am Urban Gateways” video- a montage of the most impactful testimonials from UG alumni, student art exhibitions, live performances by UG artists, and much more. Guests will be able to record video testimonials, send tweets that will appear on a video wall, mingle with UG 50th Anniversary honorees, and enjoy tasty appetizers and drinks.
“We hope to expand our interactive community into a resource for our supporters and the arts education community at large,” said Becky Schneck Allen, Urban Gateways Marketing Manager.