Studio Sundays at Maxwell Street Market
Maxwell Street Market hosts Sunday Studios every other Sunday, where families can enjoy arts and craft projects inspired by Chicago's rich history and diverse cultural heritage. Activities change each month, and include making a zine based on the lyrics of famous Chicago blues songs, prints of the images around the market, and wearable paper butterfly wings.
The National Museum of Mexican Art will set up a tent, table, and a family-friendly activity.
Schedule and themes:
June 9, 23 - Coloring the Blues
On both days, families will learn how to make a zine using the lyrics of famous Chicago blues songs. Families will leave with their own zine to take home.
July 7, 21 - Maxwell St. History & Food
On both days, large coloring sheet will be on display for families to color. These sheets will reflect some of the history and food at the market. The sheets will remain at the market for other days the museum is not present.
August 4, 18 - Maxwell Street Market Prints
Families will learn how to create their own relief print using images of the produce from the market. Premade cut printmaking blocks will also be provided featuring for younger family members to practice printmaking. On August 4th, live art making will also be hosted by Yollocalli Arts Reach as a part of the Maxwell festival.
September 1, 15, 29 - Latino Pride/Hispanic Heritage Month
On the 1st, families will be able to make luchador masks from paper and color large coloring sheets of famous luchadores. On the 15th, families will create 2D paper piñatas, and on the 29th create wearable paper butterfly wings.
October 6, 20 - Reimagine Maxwell St. On both days, families will learn how to make a zine and create collages reimagining Maxwell St. in the future. Families will leave with their own zine and collage. • November 3 - Dia de los Muertos Families will learn about Dia de los Muertos and will create 2D paper alters and calavera masks.
Sunday Studios is part of larger creative placemaking efforts at the Maxwell Street Market, supported through an NEA Our Town grant, the Education Department, and Yollocalli Arts Reach of the National Museum of Mexican Art, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.