North Lawndale Residents Use Art to Build Bridges, Restore Community on Saturday, August 6

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—August 4, 2016.   The North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC) presents the first annual North Lawndale Arts Festival, featuring live performances, arts and crafts, local vendors, community-based resources and food and beverages. Attendees will also have the opportunity to add their own touches to original art works, including a community painting and a community quilt.

The event will be held at the Douglas Park Cultural Center (Fieldhouse), 1401 South Sacramento in Chicago on Saturday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The North Lawndale Arts Festival was started in an effort to unify the community around arts and culture, build bridges between the North Lawndale and Little Village communities and help build momentum around other planned festivals for Douglas Park. Over the long term the   festival will be used to attract more arts and cultural activities and encourage economic development.

NLCCC is a group of North Lawndale stakeholders, including community-based organizations, business owners, elected officials and individuals that guide comprehensive planning and implementation in North Lawndale. NLCCC revitalizes the physical, economic and social fiber of the community through strategic and comprehensive planning, civic engagement and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives.

Source: North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council