For the 15th year, Andersonville is thrilled to celebrate many of the artists and designers who live and work in the neighborhood with Andersonville Arts Week! This year, programming throughout the neighborhood has expanded to include both more days and more art forms. Check http://andersonville.org/aaw/ for a list of participating businesses and events.
Our featured artist, Monica Trinidad, is a queer, Latinx artist and organizer, born and raised on the southeast side of Chicago. Trinidad Monica is a community-taught artist who uses watercolor prints and acrylic paintings to shine a light on issues ranging from the hyper-criminalization of Black women and girls, to the lack of documentation and memory around the leadership of queer Black women and femmes, past and present. Monica has created movement art for more than 20 grassroots organizations and efforts in Chicago and has had work shown at DuSable Museum of African-American History, the National Museum of Mexican Art, Hairpin Arts Center, and others.