Location: King Drive from Oakwood Boulevard to Washington Park
Objective: Give underprivileged children an opportunity to be in the limelight
Parade History: Bud Billiken Day was originated in 1929, as the fulfillment of Chicago Defender founder Robert S. Abbott’s wish to organize a day of fun for the youth who sold his newspaper and Bud Billiken Club members. Today, Mr. Abbott’s wish has grown into the largest parade and picnic of its kind in the United States, with more than 50 million children and their families having viewed the Bud Billiken Day Parade since its inception. The parade is produced by the Chicago Defender Charities and has over 300 sponsors and participants. Festivities begin at 10am and end at approximately 4pm.
For more information about Chicago Defender Charities and the Bud Billiken Parade: visit the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic website.
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Bronzeville’s long standing neighborhood gem and art gallery will be hosting an art district trolly tour! This event is donation only and there will be a total of five tours spread out over the summer months. This sounds amazing and it’s probably a good idea to sign up fast!
Link to Guichard Website: http://www.galleryguichard.com/#!events/c1msq
Diane Dinkins Carr to be honored for long service to organization and the arts community.
The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host its 48th Annual Art Auction & Fundraiser on Saturday, June 8, at the Illinois Institute of Technology, 3211 S. Federal Street, from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. As throughout its history, the Auction will feature art from established and emerging artists, including such nationally recognized artists as Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Romare Beardon, Margaret Burroughs, William Carter, David Driskell, Irene Clark and Allen Stringfellow.
The SSCAC Art Auction serves as the organization’s primary fundraiser. Funds raised will support the organization’s mission: to preserve, conserve and promote the legacy and future of African American art and artists, while educating the community on the value of art and culture. The SSCAC Annual Art Auction also gives emerging artists … Read More »