Around the Hood: Ten Days of Innovative Performances Throughout Edgewater

May 28 – June 7, 2015

CHICAGO, IL (March 3, 2015) – Pivot Arts is pleased to announce its 3rd annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring dozens of innovative performances and multi-disciplinary works throughout Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from May 28 – June 7, 2015.

The ten-day Festival will feature live music, theater, dance, puppetry, discussions, wine tastings, workshops, children’s performances and more. This year’s theme, “Celebrate Community!,” is focused on bringing diverse neighbors together through the arts. The Festival will also include a first-time Community Parade on Saturday, May 30 at 1 pm, kicking off at Granville near Kenmore and culminating in performances at Loyola University’s St. Ignatius Plaza.

Artists currently confirmed for the 2015 PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL include: BAATHHAUS, Lizi Breit, Bri-Ko, Pamela Chermansky, Edgewater Workbench, Dean Evans, Ayako Kato, Daniel Kerr-Hobert, Lucky Plush Productions, Jessie Marasa, Neo-Futurists, RE Dance, Tsukasa Taiko and Vanessa Valliere.

The festival will also include children’s performances by CircesteemLifeline TheatreMerry Music Makers, Swift School, Storytown Improv and others.

Festival venues and locations include: Francesca’s Bryn MawrLickity Split Custard and Sweet ShopLoyola University’s Mundelein Center for the Arts, Granville Avenue, Loyola University’s St. Ignatius Community Plaza and the Uptown Underground.

The full line-up of PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL dates, events and venues will be announced shortly.  Tickets, ranging from free to $20, go on sale Tuesday, April 7, 2015. For updated information and tickets, please visit

Festival Preview Party

Join Pivot Arts for a sneak peek of this year’s Festival at the official Preview Party on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm at Francesca’s Bryn Mawr, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

 About Pivot Arts

Pivot Arts is a home for innovative music, theater and dance on Chicago’s far north side.  They develop new work and present performances throughout the year culminating in a multi-arts festival. Their vision is that of a vibrant community where unique collaborations between artists, businesses and organizations lead to the support and creation of innovative performance events.

Photo Credits:

Chicago queer-performance-art-group-band BAATHHAUS. Photo by John Sturdy.
Performance artist Dean Evans as “Honeybuns.” Photo by Shari Imbo.
Lucky Plush Productions dance theater. Photo by Benjamin Wardell.
Storytown Chicago children’s improv group. Photo by Erika Kokkinos.
Performance artist Vanessa Valliere. Photo by D Star Photography.

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