July 12 - August 12, 2013  |  Reception Monday, August 12, 6-8pm

Public Dialogue explored the ever-increasing role that artists, creative professionals, cultural organizations, and anchor institutions play in the growth and fostering of communities. The focus is on the urban landscape, both the built environment and the spaces in between. 

Through an exhibition, public reading room, and series of curated conversations, cultural producers and the public will engage with the theoretical and actual concepts behind this movement.

Curated by Dara Epison and Allison Glenn.

Program Calendar:

July 15-August 9 
Washington Park Archival Project 

July 19, 6:30pm
Public Dialogue #2 - Artists and Communities: The Gentrification Conversation

July 25-28, 10am-5pm
LaMont Hamilton: Portraits with the Public 

August 4, 12-4pm
Washington Park Archival Project presents: Sixty Inches From Center and the Chicago Arts Archive project

August 12, 6-8pm

Closing Party


Listen to Donald Boyd share his memories of riding jitneys from 35th street to 55th street and playing softball in Washington Park

Arnetha Gholston, RTW Vet Center's Executive Director, discusses her ideas for economic development in the Washington Park community.

Erma Tranter, President, Friends of the Park, shares the story of how Washington Park was bron out of real estate development interests

Paula Robinson, President, Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission, describes the historical significance of one of her favorite hidden spots in Washington Park




pin301 E Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60637

Wed-Fri 12:00pm-6:00pm
Extended hours during events