MANY CULTURES, MANY DREAMS, ONE STREET

For wave after wave of immigrants, Maxwell Street was their entry to America. Later, the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South. Each brought their own cultures and hopes to the vibrant street and the Market that sprang from it. In doing so, they made Chicago a richer place. LEARN MORE

Upcoming Events

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, July 29, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street Blues Fest – Free Event!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 — This free event on Maxwell Street between Halsted and Union from 2-11 pm features a number of artists including Guy King and Billy Branch. The Maxwell Street Foundation will be vending t-shirts and books there too! Come out hear some great music at the Birthplace of the Electric Blues! http://maxwellstreetbluesfest.com

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StoryCorps Interview with Maxwell Street photographers

On June 2, 2018, photographers/artists Ken Josephson and Tom Palazzolo met with Lori Grove, President of the Maxwell Street Foundation, at the StoryCorps studio to talk about Maxwell Street memories of the original marketplace where Ken and Tom had often photographed.  Their collective memories spanned the last forty years of the Market when on Maxwell … Read More

Exhibit of Photographs at the Harold Washington Library Center

An exhibition of the Maxwell Street Foundation Collection, a curated collection of photographs from the Maxwell Street Market by prominent photographers, concluded its display at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago at 400 S. State Street in Chicago on June 30. The exhibition featured work by photographers Tom Arndt, Patty Carroll, Ron Gordon, James … Read More

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