Artist-in-Residence William Estrada at Library's Lawn Games

  • West Chicago Public Library District 118 West Washington Street West Chicago, IL, 60185 United States

William Estrada, one of People Made Visible's Summer 2016 Artist-in-Residency will be at the Library's Lawn Games event on Wednesday, July 27th from 6-8pm. The public is invited to attend the Library's summer event to play lawn games and get creative with William and his mobile art cart! This event is free and open to all.

William Estrada is a Chicago based artist and teaching artist who received his MA in 2015 in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His community based art has been featured throughout the City of Chicago, including his work as part of an extensive artist residency program at Telpochcalli Elementary School. William was introduced to the City of West Chicago at the spring downtown festival, Blooming Fest on May 21st taking pictures of attendees as part of his Family Portraits project, and at Railroad Days on July 10th with his Mobile Street Art Cart, an uniquely built “paleta” (ice-cream) cart that is filled with art supplies. William will be back in the community on Wednesday, July 27th from 6-8pm at the West Chicago Public Library’s Lawn Games event, located at 118 W. Washington Street. William will also have his Mobile Street Art Cart at National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6-8pm at Reed Keppler Park and at the Mexican Independence Day celebration on Saturday, September 17th from 3-6pm in front of the City Museum at 132 Main Street. William will be photographing families as part of his Family Portrait project at MaryFest on Sunday, August 14th from 4-6pm at St. Mary’s Church located at 140 N Oakwood Ave, West Chicago.

The Artist-in-Residency Program was established in 2008 and is run in collaboration with the West Chicago City Museum and the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission. Since 2008, fourteen artists have visited West Chicago from Chicago, Denmark, Germany, Mexico and Spain.