Join us for the 6th Annual We R Hip-Hop Festival
WHAT: The Pros Arts Studio 6th Annual We R Hip-Hop Festival showcases local musicians, artists, break-dancers, and poets in the Pilsen and Little Village community. The youth run festival preserves the true meaning of Hip-Hop and promotes positive aspects of the Hip-Hop culture.
WHY: The festival put on by the youth hopes to change the Chicago Hip-Hop scene by bringing different types of hip-hop together to promote peace in a neighborhood where violence is an issue. “We want to bring our community together through the music and art that everyone loves, it is a fun creative way to productively harness the youth’s talents and keep kids off the street,” says Daniaja Davis, Pros Arts Studio, We R Hip Hop Festival Student.
WHERE: Back fields of Dvorak Park 1119 W. Cullerton. Chicago, IL 60608
WHEN: Saturday, August 13th, from 1pm-6pm
HOW: Pros Arts Studio gathers all of the hottest local artists and musicians such as: Mass Hysteria, Phero, Scheme, Kuumba Lynx, and Sour Apples Crew, with the generous help and donations from our supporters. The We R Hip Hop Festival will create an atmosphere that is safe and filled with the rich culture of the Hip-hop community. This event is free and includes all types of activities such as face painting, break dancing competitions, rap and graffiti battles as well as performances from local Chicago Hip-Hop artists. It is sure to be a fun event for all.
WHO: For the past 5 years We R Hip Hop Festival has mixed young mentors and students to come together and create this annual festival. The students in Pros Arts Studio’s class Youth Management and Promo Pros have an opportunity to learn the ropes of event planning, marketing, promotions and music management. These students effectively organize and bring the youth’s talents together as well as spread a good message through influential music.
For over thirty years Pros Arts Studio has used the arts as a catalyst for youth development. A dedicated cadre of teaching artists and youth inspire and support each other as art makers and active citizens. In our vision of the future, Pros Arts Studio animates and elevates the quality of life for every citizen in our community through equal access to the arts. Recently Pros Arts Studios suffered a devastating loss when all of our computers and laptops were stolen, with donations and support PAS was able to replace all of the stolen goods, but this has made a setback with funding our Hip-Hop Festival. With your help we hope to bring in enough guests to make our festival bigger and better than ever before.
Pros Arts Studio
In Residence at Dvorak Park 1119 W. Cullerton
Chicago, IL 60608