Zorayda Ortiz—perfumer, owner of Pilsen Bike Tours, community gardener, and former medical researcher—stands in front of a mural by Alejandro Medina on the corner of South Blue Island and Cullerton. She hoists her bicycle in the air.
by Candice Ralph •
When I found my way to the front entrance of the Lacuna Artists Lofts, the gallery was buzzing with an electricity reminiscent of an arcade.
by Bea Malsky •
With wife Lisa Krause, a professional puppeteer, Espey has transformed his graphic novel “Songs of the Abyss” into a grotesque puppet show he calls “Ishi’s Brain.”
by Mosum Shah •
This past Friday at the Chicago Art Department in Pilsen, the walls were covered with the words and paintings of the incarcerated youth of Cook County.
by Quinn Georgic •
The latest show at Pilsen’s Slow, “Be the party (please don’t go),” addresses the idea of finding beauty in unlikely situations through the pairing of two unique artists, photographer Helmut Heiss and sculptor Emily Severance.
by Katherine Jinyi Li •
Chicago-based party collaborative Dale Shine knows there’s no better way to bring people together than a cozy space and good music.
by Shazia Ali •
Cibola provides a community-focused space that is already home to a diverse array of startups and projects, such as web developers, a bio-tech company, two film festivals, and more.
by Alexandra Garfinkle •
At night, Pilsen is bathed in a kind of urban yellow. The light slides over buildings, all either half-lit or dark. What makes Roxaboxen Exhibitions striking, then, are the red letters hanging in the window.