Come Mingle with Chicago’s Future Mayor

February 11, 2011

Hey, Chicago residents, do you know who you are going to vote for in the upcoming mayoral election?

Would it help if you got to cozy up with the candidates?

Here’s your chance.

The Chicago Urban Art Society is hosting a Mayoral Meet and Greet on Friday in the Pilsen neighborhood.

hand reaching out to shakeThe event will include:

*Interactive public participation

*Live performances

*The appearance of many Chicago-based arts organizations

*Deejays Pickel, Intel and Trew spinning

*Chicago Hip Hop for the Arts exhibit

*Photobooth and Videobooth from Sixty Inches from Center

*Liquids will be served

According to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel not only leads the polls, he also has the strongest ties to the arts. Apparently Emanuel used to be a ballet dancer and his wife has worked for the Art Institute.

SAIC referred to three other candidates running for mayor — Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Miguel del Valle — as all being strong supporters of the Arts.

Come see for yourself. The event is free and open to the public.

What: Mayoral Engagement: A Meet and Greet

When: Friday, February 11; 6 to 11 p.m. The Art Society says to arrive between 7 and 9:30 p.m. to meet the candidates.

Where: Chicago Urban Art Society, 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago

Cost: Free

More: Visit chicagourbanartsociety.com for more information

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