2012 Urbana Arts Grant Recipient: Midwest Zine Fest

This week we feature the Urbana Arts Grant-sponsored Midwest Zine Fest! The event is happening tomorrow, April 28 from 11 AM-11:30 PM at the Independent Media Center. Here’s a quick description of the Fest, provided by their website:

The Midwest Zine Fest is a gathering of zine-makers, authors, speakers, musicians, and other rad people for the purpose of celebrating zines and zine culture! The festival will include interactive events, food, speakers, music, and plenty of zines. The festival is open to the public and admission is free.

Keep reading to get more in-depth info about the Fest, and hear what Chris Ritzo, one of the Midwest Zine Fest’s coordinators has to say about this awesome event.

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2012 Urbana Arts Grant Recipient: Boneyard Arts Festival

This week we spotlight the Boneyard Arts Festival, which takes place this weekend, April 19th-22, 2012 throughout Champaign County. 40 North | 88 West, the Champaign County Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Council, is a 2012 Urbana Arts Grant recipient for the Urbana Day of the Boneyard Arts Festival on Saturday, April 21. Read on to find out more about this great event and what 40 North | 88 West Executive Director, Kelly White, is most excited about.

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2012 Urbana Arts Grant Recipient: The U-C Mini Maker Faire!

One of the first festivals supported by an 2012 Urbana Arts Grant is the Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire, occurring Saturday, April 14th at 202 South Broadway in Urbana. To get more information about the Faire, we spoke with Suzanne Linder, one of the program’s organizers.

What is the U-C Mini Maker Faire?
Here’s a description of what the Maker Faire is. Here is a video that will also provide you with anything you need to know as well.

This little guy is part of a learn-to-solder LED light kit. How cute!

Can I bring my family?
Yes! Please bring your family. It is designed to be a family event, there are activities for kids (there are kids exhibiting projects), there will be food, music, and general good cheer.

We hope you’ll have a chance to check out this family-friendly event! For more information, please visit the Maker Faire’s website.

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New Blog for the Urbana Public Arts Program!

Welcome to the Urbana Public Arts Program’s brand new blog. This blog aims to provide deeper insight into some of our current projects, events, and activities, including the Urbana Arts Grants Program, various permanent public arts programs, the Urbana Sculpture Project, and more. Check back often, as content will be updated frequently!

Thanks for visiting!

The Urbana Public Arts Program

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