May 28, 2013

Elastic Arts Presents: Culture Coach Nights in the Park

Elastic Arts announces its “Nights Out in the Park” Culture Coach series presented in conjunction with the Chicago Park District and Kuumba Renaissance of Madison, Wisconsin.

The Culture Coach, a traveling pop-up stage, will bring music and hands-on art experiences to 10 parks clustered on the South and West sides of Chicago. The series begins Friday, June 28 and ends on Friday, August 30.  Each park visit will include DJ Ayana and a different band chosen to reflect genres selected by the park supervisor.  A large easel with a painting canvas, brushes and paint will be available for the audience to co-create a painting that will be given to each park supervisor to display in the field house.

The evening’s fun begins at 5 p.m. with DJ Ayana spinning from her extensive collection of records. The band hits at 6 p.m. and will play music to make your feet move until after 7 p.m. when DJ Ayana returns to play more danceable music until 8 p.m.  Neighborhood artists can paint as the music inspires them.  Bring a chair or a blanket, some refreshments and your dancing shoes.

Night Out in the Parks” brings more than 750 activities to neighborhood parks this summer, to help make community parks safe havens and hubs of activity.  Check out the schedule attached, find a park and join in the fun.  For other park activities consult the website:

Dates, Artists, and Parks:

6/28/2013 The Ones at Fuller Park – 331 W. 45th St. 60609
7/5/2013 Aniba Hotep and the Sol Collective  at Rutherford Sayre Park – 6871 W. Belden, 60635
7/12/2013 Ron Haynes Game Changers Garfield Park – 100 N. Central Pk 60624
7/19/2013 Mixed Company at Odgen Park – 6500 S. Racine 60636
7/26/2013 VertiKal  at Anderson Park – 3748 S. Prairie 60653
8/2/2013 Infraverde at Kelvyn Park – 4438 W. Wrightwood, 60639
8/9/2013 The Lawrence Peters Outfit at Taylor-Lauridsen Park – 704 W. 42nd St 60609
8/16/2013 The Outlineers at Sherman Park- 1301 W. 52nd St. 60609
8/23/2013 Conjunto at Cornell Square Park – 1809 W. 50th St. 60609
8/30/2013 The Michael Harper Project at Meyering Park – 7140 S. King Dr. 60619