Logan Square is welcoming one of the biggest and most talked about festivals to the neighborhood.
With a new name and location, the third annual recycled arts festival, Remix Chicago (formerly known as Ravenswood Remix), is making its Logan Square debut this Labor Day weekend.
“I think we’ve identified a good location,” says Jennifer Gordon, a Remix Chicago event organizer. Gordon noted that the festival had two really good years in Ravenswood, but the Metra construction did not make it a viable option for 2013. In selecting a new home for Remix Chicago, the organizers looked at several neighborhoods and found Logan Square to be the best fit.
“The vibe of the festival is reflective of the vibe of the neighborhood,” says Gordon.
Anticipated to grow in attendance to 8,000 over the course of the two-day festival, Remix Chicago will be held on Milwaukee between Fullerton and California Avenues right off the California Blue Line stop.
Real Life Pinterest: Remix, Rethink, Recycle
Like a live repurposed arts board on Pinterest, Remix Chicago links the community to artists working from recycled materials by creating a space for them to showcase their work, teach and cultivate ideas around the mantra, “Remix, Rethink and Recycle.”
An all-around green festival, Remix Chicago attracts 50 unique vendors, most of whom exhibit their work at this event exclusively. Set to the tempo of live performances from indie artists, attendees will benefit from educational moments with food vendors about sustainable and environmental meal selection. Twelve eco-friendly workshops will offer hands-on experiences including making rope from plastic bags and repurposing old T-shirts.
Supporting Logan Square Public Schools
More than just an enjoyable experience, the festival educates and inspires people to make their world beautiful—both environmentally and aesthetically—by continually instilling sustainable art in the community. For the past two years, the recycled arts festival raised money for creative programs at Hamilton Elementary in Ravenswood. Continuing to foster the arts in neighborhood schools, the $5 donation collected from attendees will benefit Friends of Goethe School, a not-for-profit supporting a Logan Square public school.
Remix Chicago will be held from noon to 10 pm on August 31 and September 1. Visit their website for more information as they announce vendors, musicians and more.