Jody Cooley
Graffiti Zone


Thursday June 23, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT

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Chicago Urban Arts Society
2229 S Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608

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Join our growing list of  sponsors!

  • Melissa Seil in recognition of support from Driehaus Capital Management Staff
  • The Kaiser Family       
  • Opera-Matic
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Cermak Produce
  • Cammie and Tony Hoban
  • Bickerdike
  • Doug and Betsy Armstrong

Program Sponsors

 Department of Family and  Support Services

Springboard Foundation








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Graffiti Zone Spring Fundraiser

Ticket Price Reduced!

Join us on June 23 for Graffiti Zone's Spring Fundraiser honoring outstanding youth artists! The event will take place at Chicago Urban Arts Society 2229 S Halsted in beautiful Pilsen. Enjoy an open bar, a silent auction and performances by Opera-Matic. Ample free parking behind the building off of Cermak. 

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Graffiti Zone has been bringing art workshops to the kids of West Humboldt Park for the past five years.  By providing children with a safe space to express themselves, they develop the tools to participate in their community and beyond. Your support continues to make this possible! Please be a part of Graffiti Zone's Spring Fundraiser and help our youth stake a claim in building the future of their community!

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Youth participantswill be chosen through GZ's Next Top Artist contest. Ten youth will receive a $100 award, 2 tickets for their parents to attend the event and a free workshop with Opera-Matic! These outstanding artists will also be part of the event performances with Opera- Matic.               



 Contest Guildines for Youth

Event MC:  Phillip Morris

Chicago born and raised, Phillip Morris has been described as “one of the ultimate word smiths of hip-hop (Skope Magazine).”

Lacking any desire to fit into any hip-hop constructs, Morris’ focus on the vernacular, the message, and the music, distinguishes him from what many claim is the dire state of contemporary hip-hop. His reputation in Chicago’s internationally known music scene is of a well enunciated, articulate, fun, and engaging performer that entertains diverse crowds with complex rhymes and electrifying stage performances.

Phillip has supported GZ volunteering to entertain our guest at many Graffiti Zone events including our last three art fairs. We are thrilled to have him join us again at our Spring Fundraiser. He continues to inspire youth to express themselves through music and spokenword workshops through out the city.

  Phillip and his son performing at HPAF 2010