Recently formed not-for-profit South Logan Arts Coalition (SLAC) places local artists who need work space in rent-free vacant storefronts that have been donated by local landlords. The artist gets a place to work and the neighborhood has a vacant storefront replaced with a hive of activity.
SLAC’s first fundraiser, Cut Me Some SLAC: A Fundraiser for the South Logan Arts Coalition, will be held at Parson’s Chicken & Fish on Saturday, March 23.
Parson’s Chicken & Fish (2952 W. Armitage Ave.) is a new restaurant from the Land and Sea Dept., the team behind Longman & Eagle (@longmanandeagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave.), Beauty Bar and Empty Bottle Presents. Parson’s won’t open until April, so this is an opportunity to get a preview of the location.
The fundraiser will have complimentary beer donated by the Goose Island Beer Co., a raffle featuring prizes from Bang Bang Pie (@bangbangpie, 2051 N. California Ave.), Katherine Anne Confections (@kachocolatier, 2745 W. Armitage Ave.), and Table, Donkey and Stick (@tabledonkeyinn, 2728 W. Armitage Ave.).
Artwork from SLAC artists Stephanie Del Carpio, Natalie Krick, Melody Saraniti and Matthew Woodward also will be exhibited. In addition to the complimentary beer, there will be cocktails for purchase.
The event will run from 7 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available online and at the door. The event is presented by Land and Sea Dept., in conjunction with 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón, Goose Island and I Am Logan Square (@iamlogansquare). The funds raised will go toward insurance and utilities for the donated storefronts.