We Are Hip Hop Festival, a festival planned by Elevarte Studio youth that encompasses something for everyone. At the festival people can enjoy a free live graffiti battle, breakdancing, DJ’s, spoken word, and family focused activities. At the festival, located in Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton Chicago, IL 60608) in the heart of Pilsen, young people are featured and the most important.
On Saturday, August 10th from 1pm to 6pm, this all ages festival catered by the youth themselves, gives you a backstage pass into the culture of hip hop. From the stories told by the spoken word, and the creativity exhibited by graffiti artists on a clock, this festival establishes a home away from home. No matter your age, race, ethnicity, religion or gender, all can appreciate or relate to at least one of the many aspects of this festival.
This Hip Hop event of the summer, gives the youth a way to express themselves and showcase their feelings in a safe and comfortable environment. Pilsen is buzzing with young talent going through rough times and the summer is a perfect time to have the youth realize their talents.
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