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The Art of Pride 2024

June 2 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our third annual Art of Pride event with performances, vendors, and art making to celebrate pride with local LGBTQIA+ artists!

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Art Making Activity: Create Your Own Zine + Screenprint with Marimacha Monarca Press

About Marimacha Monarca Press: 

Marimacha Monarca Press is a queer & trans people of color collective of artists and educators based on the southside of Chicago since autumn 2017. These marimachas monarcas’ first zine was “Dear Baby Queer” – love letters to our baby queerselves. Since then, they have published a series of baby zines called “Queers Can Eat” – supporting local food vendors, 3 editions of sexy calendars – that explores bodies and holidays through time travel in queer history, and organized a print portfolio exchange with Instituto Grafíco Chicago titled “Conjuring Crossroads: Responding to This Bridge Called My Back.” They have collaborated with chicago public schools, chicago park district, neighbors for environmental justice, UIC heritage garden, xicx zine collective, brown & proud press and various other organizations and artist collectives. 

DJ Sets from DJ All The Way Kay and Alaska Jules

About Alaska Jules: 

Alaska Jules is musician, and producer currently based in Chicago, IL. Growing up she learned drums and piano which she has now integrated into her live shows to create a unique experience for the audience. She is also the founder of Crystal Spaces, a queer collective dedicated to creating a safe space for queer people and queer artists alike. She has played with the likes of Cofresi, Able Grey, Fraxiom, Mina Mills, PPLSPPL, CocoJoey, and many more. 

DJ All The Way Kay: 

DJ All The Way Kay, or Kay for short, possesses unmistakable style and skill influenced by the cultural aesthetic of her hometown, Chicago. While her first loves are Hip-Hop and House Music, she is an open format DJ with an extensive collection that represents the best of all genres. She has been one of the reigning female DJs of the Chicago Queer scene for more than a decade and currently holds residency at numerous Chicago bars and nightclubs, including but not limited to: Beauty Bar, Berlin Nightclub, Emporium Arcade Bar and Untitled Supperclub.

Kay is also a resident DJ at 91.1 Vocalo Radio in Chicago as well as the internet based E3Radio ( Her sets can be heard every second Friday as a part of Vocalo’s Friday Night DJ Series and at various Vocalo sponsored events around the city. Kay’s mixes have also been broadcasted on WCRX Columbia College Chicago’s Underground Radio on their programs “Masters In the Mix,” and “The Scene” as well as WZRD of Northeastern Illinois. She has been featured in publications like Vice Magazine for “The Last Record” and’s featured article “Where Did All The Lesbians Go? Reframing The Conversation About Dyke Bars And Nightlife.” 

Performances from: Barbiefoot & Suspended Culture Collective

About Barbiefoot:

Barbiefoot is a cohort of musicians and performers creating musical environments that evoke ambient soundscapes, industrial/darkwave music, and performative sound art. Composed of visual and sound artist Caleb Yono, ambient tape improviser Mahnu, and violinist and singer Johanna Brock.

About Suspended Culture Collective:

Suspended Culture is an emerging Black art collective based in Chicago, IL. A Suspended Culture is a culture on pause, a movement interrupted, a dream deferred. As a collective of visionaries, our work together inhabits the liminal space of a dream. Time is no longer necessary here; rather, time collapses into an ever-expanding radical presence. In a Suspended Culture, we play. We rehearse the future and we invite love to bind us to what liberates us. A Suspended Culture considers love a revolutionary practice through which it can conjure anything required, and a Suspended Culture exists in an alternative reality rooted in love. A Suspended Culture embodies Afro-surreal interpretations of Black futures, embraces the absurd, and thinks with the body. A Suspended Culture uses pleasure as its map and sinks into the portal of “Yes, and…”. A Suspended Culture is a moment of rest!

STI Testing Sexual Wellness Counseling Provided by Chicago House

About Chicago House:

Chicago House is committed to preventing new HIV transmissions and ensuring that individuals who are faced with a diagnosis are linked to care. As part of the local and global Getting to Zero effort, we provide sexual wellness counseling and essential health services to individuals vulnerable to HIV to eliminate the HIV epidemic by the year 2030.

We offer free rapid HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis-C screenings and linkages to other sexually transmitted infections (STI) screenings. We meet individuals where they’re at, removing financial, social, and geographical barriers to care. Through our mobile outreach and neighborhood screening sites, our program provides same-day results for those seeking to update their status. No matter the outcome, individuals are either connected to a case manager to navigate their HIV diagnosis or linked to a care coordinator focused on immediate linkage to HIV prevention services (PrEP).

Featured Vendors: 

Tarot Readings from Rhonda Wheatley

Table Massages from Kheiron Katsuleas

Astrology Readings by Jeanette Gomes

Hand Carved Linocut Prints by Dom Williams

Pansy Leatherwork

Handmade Ceramic Pieces & Photo Prints by Lyric Newbern 

Red Letter Clay

Inga Books

Cafe Toni

Artwork and Prints by Vee Simms

Baobowjewelry by Cecile Ngo

The Reservoir Collective

Crocheted Goods by Vivien Spieles

Lumps N’ Organs


Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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