Event Date: 09/18/20135:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: On the sidewalk at Wabash Avenue near Congress Parkway
The WAC Crawl is a free public event, open Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 5–8 p.m., and located along Wabash Avenue from Congress to Roosevelt. The WAC Crawl will feature gallery openings, concerts, dance and street performances, multimedia demonstrations, chalk art, sidewalk sales, discounts to area restaurants and pubs, the unveiling of the Columbia College’s Papermaker’s Garden and a Joffrey Ballet rehearsal performance in the storied Auditorium Theatre.
The WAC Crawl is the latest development of the Wabash Arts Corridor, a long-term partnership between the city and local business community to transform empty storefronts, parking lots, walls and vacant land in the South Loop into a dynamic, creative community that will serve as a gateway to the South Loop. Recent developments include an installation of large-scale fashion photography on the exterior of the Hilton Chicago; a mural project on George’s Lounge (650 S. Wabash); the Harrison Gateway, a collaboration with the Chicago Transit Authority to install images and haikus on the El Track support beams on Harrison Ave; expansion of the Papermaker’s Garden across from the Hilton Chicago; and updating the façade of 619 S. Wabash.
Organizations participating in the WAC Crawl include Columbia College Chicago, Roosevelt University; DePaul University; East-West University; Jones College Prep High School; The Harold Washington Library; Greater South Loop Association, Hilton Chicago; The Blackstone Hotel; The Elephant Room Gallery, Buddy Guy’s and the Near South Planning Board among others.
Six half-hour performance slots are available and open to Roosevelt students, faculty, staff and friends of the University. The Auditorium Theatre will provide two stand up mics and a power source for the performances. Due to space limitations, only three performers at a time can be accommodated.
Anyone interested in performing during the event is invited to request a performance slot no later than Sept. 12. Requests can be made from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in Room 722 of the Auditorium Building.
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1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Schaumburg, IL 60173(847) 619-7300
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