Date & Time

Saturday, December 10, 2016 to Sunday, January 29, 2017


Logan Center, Level One




The Promise of Peace Project: Creating Artistic Platforms for Youth Responses to Living in Communities Confronting Violence brings together professional artists, and civic leaders to support the artistic voices of youth often absent from contemporary images of American life. Organized by the Beverly Arts Center, Diasporal Rhythms, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the South Side Community Arts Center, the collaborative project brings communities from across the South Side of Chicago together to explore violence through the youth perspective and how the arts provide a crucial pathway for the future.

The Promise of Peace Project will engage youth and adults in a variety of school-based and public programs including exhibitions, spoken word events, artist talks, school matinee performances, community forums, and a student art competition, October 2016–January 2017.

The three art exhibitions will display both professional artist and student work from schools in the Beverly, Bronzeville, Woodlawn and Hyde Park neighborhoods and surrounding communities, bringing diverse voices together under the common theme of creativity and peace.