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Category: Art Beat
The West Side of Chicago is full of creative talent. Whether its artists painting murals and building sculptures, kids performing at local plays or even arts collectors creating spaces where artists can exhibit their work, there is plenty to see – if you know where to look.
Madison Lenoir, 8, shows off her woven paper art at the West Chicago Avenue library on Saturday, Feb. 18. | Shanel Romain
Raven Lewis, a dancer with Move Me Soul dance company, teaches a West African-inspired dance to festival attendees at the GhanAgain Festival at Austin Town Hall Park on Sept. 10. | Shanel Romain
The youth African dance class perform “Wolosodun.” (David Pierini/staff photographer)
“Be Your Higher Self” mural at 5142 W. Chicago Ave., painted by artist Rahmaan “Statik” Barnes |
Tremell Neloms from Diamond in the Rough playing during the Juneteenth Parade and Festival along Chicago Avenue June 15. (DAVID PIERINI/Staff Photographer)