Planting peace at Paseo Prairie Garden

Plant peace begins 006Last weekend’s Plant Peace, Harvest Justice! event at Paseo Prairie Garden was a great event at one of the Great places in Logan Square on a beautiful sunshiney day.  It was just the first of three Live Arts Events* leading up to the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival.

The day began with participants starting a collaborative painting (photo left) while talking about what brought them to the event and their own commitment to peace.
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There were lots of activities to keep things going throughout the day like recorded and live music, artists and budding artists painting their individual masterpieces, which will be on display later this summer at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival.  Neighbors were stopping in to see what was going on all day long.

One of the highlights for me was a song about the Paseo Prairie Garden written and Plant peace collaboration 010performed by neighborhood resident Joel Monarch.



Summer diversions in Logan Square:

*The Live Art Events continue with Food for Peace on Sunday, June 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Logan Square Farmers Market (southeast corner of Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue).

Another great opportunity to take some photos or video for the What Makes Your Place Great? contest.

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