Field Trips

Lillstreet Art Center Tour

Date: September 9, 2014

Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

Location: Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL

Interested in creating more arts programming at your library, or learning how to use art to create a culture of creativity at your library? Join RLA-CE  for a tour of Lillstreet Art Center. Learn about Lillstreet’s philosophy, best practices for developing programs for adults and kids, and how they use their physical space to support creativity and community. We’ll also hear about Lillstreet Ignite, a program that teaches businesses how to use art to foster staff collaboration and creativity. After, join us for a post-tour discussion at Mangal Bar & Grille.

Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet Art Center supports the arts through their education program, artist residencies, gallery exhibitions and retail sales opportunities, studio rentals, and arts-based professional development. Lillstreet is also the home to ArtReach, their sister organization providing arts education to underserved communities in Chicago. Lillstreet Ignite, a program of Lillstreet Art Center, provides local and national businesses and professionals an opportunity to use art as a tool for inquiry. They believe that bringing art and business together fosters collaboration, increases understanding among people, and creates a culture of creativity.

Cost: FREE Sponsored by H.W. Wilson, Gale Cengage Learning and TBS

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