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Posted on: February 27, 2019

U-46 TalentFest 2019

Bravo March 2019 Cover- painting of a girl's face with green background

The TalentFest provides a vehicle for expression and performance that students don’t find readily in the traditional programs offered at schools. Two acts from each area high school – Bartlett High School, Elgin High School, Larking Hi...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission announces the start of two new art programs

painted utility box

The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) will roll out two new art programs this year: Neighborhood Public Art Grants and Utility Box Wrapping. Both programs were included in the Public Art Plan approved by city council in June 2017.  N...

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Posted on: March 3, 2019

Speaker Xiuhtezcatl Martinez coming to Elgin in April for Earth Month

headshot photo of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Eighteen-year-old indigenous environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced Shoe-Tez-Caht, from the Aztec meaning “turquoise warrior”) Martinez will present “Roots of Revolution” April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hemmens Cultural Center in down...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Culture is Calling

Bravo Magazine February 2019 Cover- blue circle

The Neighborhood Public Art Grant program is available to all Elgin registered 501(c)3 neighborhood organizations. The program is intended to give the residents of the community a voice in determining the art in their neighborhood and to help further show...

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