ACTIVATE 2018: Free Write Sound & Vision Partners with Canvas & Chicago Loop Alliance

#ACTIVATEchi is back! Witness the (EVO)lution of the Loop’s most unexpected spaces with the muse, EVO, as your guide. Join the Chicago Loop Alliance and curators Canvas Chicago for ACTIVATE 2018: a series of four celebratory summer nights inspired by Chicago’s modern-day creative renaissance. Experience interactive engagements, artistic installations, live music, and unexpected adventures.

Futuristic Jazz set by mindswimmer
DuSable Tribute Portrait by Marco Miller
Theatrical performances by Hot Kitchen
Custom art installations by Canvas
Live mural painting by AfroKilla
Stage installation by Andrea Garces of SONIDOS

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP in advance for a free drink ticket (21+).

Free Write Sound & Vision provides full-service sound reinforcement and production support for all sizes and styles of events. Our expert project managers and technicians work closely with our partners to execute their vision and offer world-class experiences for their audiences.

Unlike similar services, Free Write S&V is committed to social justice and employment equity in the arts industry. We hire and train alumni of Free Write Arts & Literacy and other young, primarily African American and Latinx adults with barriers to employment. We then support them as they make their way into an arts industry that is in need of a diverse, young workforce.

Participants begin as apprentices working their way through a customized certification program to become production assistants. They then have the opportunity to advance to positions such as lead technician, studio engineer, DJ, customer support specialist, and more. Sound, with a vision.

This section of the riverwalk was built before ADA compliance regulations and is not compliant. The event is located on two slanted sections of the riverwalk and there is no even ground. Please reach out with any questions. All parties sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.