• October 24, 2018, 6–8 p.m.

Everyone's a Designer/Everyone's Design October Program and Exhibition

Austin Town Hall Cultural Center

5610 West Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois 60644

Decorative art from the Anderson family's "Pink and White" house in Austin, Chicago. Photo: VAM Studio.

Join Illinois Humanities for an exploration of the role played by everyday Chicagoans in the history of art and design in the city.

Bring a unique object from your home to this live storytelling event and share how your personal space reflects your history, culture, and community. Cultural historian Tim Samuelson and designers Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth will be on hand to provide historical and design context.

While you’re there, check out the Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design traveling exhibition, on view October 8–29 at Austin Town Hall Cultural Center. The exhibition includes five video oral histories collected in the homes of Chicago residents, from a North Kenwood house filled top-to-bottom with works by African American artists, to a Victorian home in Austin known for its pink exterior and French colonial-style interior. Your design object will be photographed and added to the exhibition as it travels throughout the city.

This location is wheelchair accessible.