Launched in February 2015, the Artist Lounge was initially started by myself and Johnetta “Awthentik Poetry” Anderson to showcase the talents of musicians, emcees, singers, and poets as well as visual artists. We started the tour in the Pilsen art district as an open mic that typically highlighted a painter or photographer and a featured musical performance to complement the open mic portions of the show. Most recently, we’ve added live painting, jewelry making and space for small businesses to vend products in what has become a full on artistic experience.
The movement continues at the historic South Side Community Art Center in Bronzeville. We hope you’ll join us on October 7th!
Visit our Instagram page @TheOtherToo to see clips and pictures from past shows.
"So when you pull that gun on me to rob me for the same pennies we all struggle to get, what hurts is not the bullet piercing the skin..." @dxtr_spits | The next show is this Friday. Follow @theothertoo| #WaitForit #Powerful #TheArtistLoungeCHI #poetry #art #activism #literature #poems #music #chicagoopenmic #artistlounge #chicagopoetry
Learn more about our new venue here: http://abc7chicago.com/video/embed/?pid=1203118