2nd Annual City of Big Dreams
LOCATIONChop Shop/1st Ward
2033 W. North Ave.
DATE & TIMEJuly 18 2015 6:00, pm
The Simple Good presents "City of Big Dreams" - An original multidisciplinary art composition and collaborative showcase uniting five different mediums of art under a single inspiration - "the simple good of Chicago."
Through the evening, we celebrate not only the talented local artists Chicago holds, but also the rebirth and transformation of the city which encompasses the good that surrounds us. Through a curated selection of street artists, poets, musicians and dancers, we demonstrate the strength and inspiration that has begun to transform "The City of Big Shoulders" to a "City with Big Dreams."
We are excited to have Chicago's very own poet and author, Kevin Coval, alongside 15+ artists across all mediums of art from across the country be a part of this amazing showcase! Stay tuned for features on all of our incredible artists sharing their art and meaning of 'the simple good.'
Featured COBD Artists include:
Bryant Cross, Spoken Word Artist & Emcee (Chicago)
Cole DeGenova, singer, songwriter, pianist (Chicago)
Reginald Eldridge Jr., Spoken Word
The Boy Illinois, Hip Hop Rapper (Chicago)
Sengvilay KidJungle Aphay, Bboy Dancer (Chicago)
Courtney Cintron, Opera Singer (Chicago)
Yusha Assad, Hip Hop recording artist (Washington D.C.)
Jasmine Quintana, Dancer (Chicago)
Amanda Erin, Opera Singer (Chicago)
Christopher James Hooker, Capoiera (Chicago)
COLLABORACTION Performance - Social Justice Theater Company (Chicago)
Moz Definite, DJ (Chicago)
Karega Bailey, Poet (Washington D.C.)
Orville Walker, Poet (Washington D.C.)
Amanda Bailey, Violinist (Chicago)
Abie Vasquez III & July, Visual Artists (Chicago)
... And more to come...
Proceeds of the event benefit The Simple Good, a Chicago based non-profit focused on connecting the meaning of good from around the world to empower at-risk youth to bring positivity into communities through art & discussion.