The inherent nature of craft involves slow and repetitive gestures. When we allow our minds to fully focus on the making process, it becomes one form of mindfulness. Similar to a yoga class, making something by hand temporarily relieves our minds and bodies of outside stresses.
There are infinite ways to use craft as activism and the projects on display are just a few examples. A handmade gift as a gesture of kindness and outreach creates a powerful interaction between maker and receiver. Craft as a form of communication seeks to build understanding and therefore more love and peace. What other ways can you imagine making our world a better place through craftivism?
Admission is free for all ages. Donations are gladly accepted.
Monday – Friday 9AM to 4PM
Saturday – Sunday by appointment only
Every 2nd Friday of the month from 6-10PM
Located in the Pilsen Neighborhood on the southern border of the historic Chicago Arts District.
A one hour tour includes a conversation around each art exhibit, short video, and an activist button making activity. We are a small, one room museum inside the KIPP Chicago regional office so we can only accommodate groups of 25 people or fewer. Students in grades K-12 welcome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.