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BOARD UP: St. Laurence

The exterior of the vacant St. Laurence Elementary School has been enhanced thanks to the artistry of local youth. Join us for an outdoor celebration displaying the original pattern-making work neighborhood youth created in Ruben Aguirre’s workshop Board Up: Patterns In Place. The celebration will showcase dazzling, newly painted window boards and will feature Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Coultrain and Mikel Patrick Avery.

As the sun goes down, lemonade and popcorn will be served. ¡Anímate! Studio's FrankenToyMobile will be parked outside of St. Laurence ready to help you stretch your creative muscles by making your own unique FrankenToy—a toy made from parts of other toys. A limited quantity of school supplies will be provided to school-aged youth.

This FREE event is presented by Place Lab, the University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life initiative, and Rebuild Foundation, in partnership with South Shore Fine Arts Academy.