Tour the old Maxwell Street area during Chicago Blues Fest!

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Meet on the southwest corner of Maxwell & Halsted Streets (in front of Peet’s coffee shop, 1328 S. Halsted) in Chicago for a guided walking tour of the neighborhood where electrified Blues was born! Chicago’s Blues Fest runs June 9-11, 2017, so take a little detour to walk the … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday May 14, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market inside the paved plaza on the west side of Desplaines Street, located just south of Polk Street. Purchase books, T-shirts and posters commemorating Maxwell Street history!  The Maxwell Street Market is in its 105th year of continuous operation as … Read More

Maxwell Street Neighborhood Walking Tour

Saturday May 13, 10:00 a.m. Meet outside in the cul de sac west of Marie Robinson Hall (811 West Maxwell Street) for a guided walking tour of the Historic Maxwell Street Neighborhood!  Known for its former market, street food, merchandise and shops, the tour will include virtual sites as well as an interpretation of the present-day redevelopment. The … Read More

Maxwell Street: A Living Memory, the Jewish Experience in Chicago

The 2002 film “Maxwell Street: A Living Memory, the Jewish Experience in Chicago” will be presented at the University Commons Theatre Room, 1011 W. 14th Place on Sunday March 19th, at 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. with a special appearance of the filmmaker, Shuli Eshel at each viewing. Seating is limited; RSVP to *protected email* Cost:  $15 will … Read More

Prospectus Art Gallery “West Side Images”

September 3 through October 9, 2016 — “West Side Images” Eufemio Pulido and the Maxwell Street Photography Collection at the Prospectus Art Gallery at 1210 W. 18th Street, Chicago. Open Wed-Sun 12-5 pm — Mon & Tue by appointment. 312-733-6132. Opening reception September 3, 5-10 pm with entertainment by Vincent Johnson and Joe Gollinger. Eufemio … Read More

North Lawndale Arts & Culture Festival

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!

Printers’ Row Book Fair

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.

Maxwell Street’s Last Hope

“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

Maxwell Street Foundation at the New Maxwell Street Market

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