ENTREPRENEURS - ARTISTS - EDUCATORS - CULTURAL PRESERVERS - LOVERS OF CHICAGO
#CHIVILLAGEKIDS HAVE GROWN OUT OF A POT OF SEEDS PLANTED OVER 50 YEARS AGO BY MANY EDUCATORS, BUSINESS OWNERS, ARTISTS, HISTORIANS, AND MORE. #CHIVILLAGEKIDS CONTINUE TO UPLIFT AND ELEVATE THE AFRICAN DIASPORA BY SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER, PRESERVING CULTURAL TRADITIONS, AND CONTINUING TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS THROUGH ECONOMIC FREEDOM.
Chi-Village is growing out of a pot of seeds planted in love by the many institutions and individuals whose lives embody a commitment to the elevation and progress of the African Diaspora.
In August 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 crisis, Chi-Village was established after hosting a small free festival for our community to pay homage to our ancestors, recognize our elders, and share our talents & gifts. In the aftermath of the pandemic, we recognized a need to provide an outlet for people looking for stimulating art & cultural programs aimed at resetting the mind & body. In the Spring of 2021, we launched "Viberaiser," a workshop focused on strengthening reciprocal interaction between emotional, mental, and physical health.
We have served as an art + cultural resource on the South Side of Chicago for the last three years and will continue to do so as we expand our reach.