Hyde Park Art Center will be closed on June 19 and we are proud to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth along with all Chicagoans dedicated to equality and justice for all.

Juneteenth, is now a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, observed annually on June 19th. This is the oldest nationally celebrated. commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) has spread across the United States and beyond.

Below are some activities around Chicago to celebrate Juneteenth:

DuSable Festival 

Promontory Black Owned Businesses Fair


Festival in Douglass Park 

Salt Shed Juneteenth Market

The Art Center will be CLOSED on Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth

Laura Letinsky

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