Welcome to: Humboldt Park Portal

Humboldt Park Portal

Chicago Celebrates SWAN Day

Chicago Celebrates SWAN Day

Join Chicago and all women across the world as we celebrate the 12th years of International Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN Day) founded by Jan Lisa Huttner and Martha Richards. SWAN Day is now under the umbrella of Statera Arts:

EVENT: SWAN Day Chicago
DATE: April 6, 2019
VENUE: 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West Chicago, IL 60615
Doors 5:30pm / Ends 9:30pm
Early Bird – $15
General Admission – $20
This is a 21+ event.

The SIXTH annual Swan Day Chicago will celebrate the dance performance expertise of Sobenna Worrill, Kenesha ‘MurdaMommy’, Christina Mighty, Starinah Dixon and Kia Smith. Indulge in an evening that uncovers the energy, grace, sensuality, spirituality and technicality that these women contribute to their respective genres of dance.

SWAN Day is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Rachel Gadson and Charne’ Graham have been curating SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day Chicago events since 2014. We hope you can celebrate with us as we pay homage to the rich history of dance culture and how it strongly relates to powerful, black women!

Sounds will be by your favorite, DJ Gemini Jones.

Presented by Whatupwindy.com and ILA, we’re committed to curating this annual event to assist in bringing more awareness to women in the arts in Chicago. This is also a charitable event, and a percentage of ticket sales will go toward South Chicago Dance Theatre, a non-profit dance arts organization on Chicago’s south side. In a city where arts programming for the youth is scarce and barely funded, SCDT makes a huge difference in sparking the creativity of Chicago’s youth.

EVENT: sMOkeyTOWN with Andrea Prestinario
DATES: Thursday, Apr 11th: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Friday, Apr 12th: Beverly Arts Center
COST: Varies

EVENT: In Their Own Likeness and “In HER own Likeness” photos by Nancy Bechtol of Sharon Okee-Chee Skolnick
DATE: April 13, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00pm

EVENT: Manifest Cabaret
DATE: April 15, 2019 from 7 PM – 10 PM
COST: $10
A cabaret to inspire change in the Chicago store-front community.

EVENT: ‘I AM…’ Fest: A celebration of Black Women in Arts and Leadership
DATES: April 27- 29th, 2019