The Discover Chicago program at DePaul University offers many Chicago-themed courses designed to introduce students to the city’s history, important institutions, and current issues. Maxwell Street Foundation board member and DePaul professor, Dr. Janelle Walker, introduced a service aspect of the “Documenting Maxwell Street & Pilsen” course to engage her students in a direct exploration of Maxwell … Read More
The Maxwell Street Foundation maintains a seasonal presence at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago on the second Sunday of the month, April through October. Sunday October 8th concluded our 2017 season. The Foundation thanks the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) who run markets citywide, for their support toward the visibility … Read More
The Maxwell Street Foundation was pleased to be invited to the inaugural FREE Maxwell Street Blues Fest on Maxwell Street, organized by the University Village Maxwell Street (UVM) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The festival was organized by the UVM to pay homage to the Chicago Blues sound and its artists on Maxwell Street and at … Read More
The Mural on Morgan features historic scenes at the Maxwell Street and South Water Markets. Located on Morgan just south of 15th Street along the west face of the viaduct extension, the Mural on Morgan is 82 feet long by 12 foot high, painted by artist Nick Goettling. It was a project of Connecting4Communites completed in … Read More
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From April through October in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Maxwell Street Foundation will keep a seasonal presence at the New Maxwell Street Market by a history display of photos, books, T-shirts and posters. Shoppers have one-stop shopping at the Market to show their love of Maxwell Street! The Market is open to the public … Read More
“Maxwell Street’s Last Hope” at Uri-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago, June 10- July 1, 2016 Opening Friday, June 10, 2016 from 6-10 pm with live music: Low-reen & the Maxwell St Market Blues Band, featuring Killer Ray Allison, Rasheed Stewart Muhammad, & Chris Alexander. MAXWELL STREET’S LAST HOPE will explore the meager resources that … Read More
June 11-12, 2016. Join the Maxwell Street Foundation at the famous annual Printers’ Row Book Fair to buy Maxwell Street history publications, including Chicago’s Maxwell Street by Lori Grove and Laura Kamedulski, Arcadia Publishing, Inc., 2002.
August 6, 2016. Join the Maxwell Street Foundation and other arts and culture organizations at Douglas Park Fieldhouse in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Many residents of the old Maxwell Street neighborhood moved to Lawndale?for?upward mobility or due to displacement by urban renewal. This is the first annual festival!