Beverly Arts Center, in partnership with the 19th Ward, is proud to present A Celebration of Black Excellence, an inaugural event honoring Black History Month, Saturday, February 26th at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W 111th Street. This family-friendly event will begin at 6:30 pm with an open house in the Beverly Arts Center Atrium where attendees will have the opportunity to mingle and speak with entrepreneurs of black-owned arts businesses in our community.
The evening continues in the Center’s Baffes Theatre at 7:30 pm with a formal program which will begin with a presentation of the winners of the 19th Ward’s Black History Month Contest by 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea. The program continues with a special screening of the award-winning short film Otis’ Dream which follows the day-long journey of Otis Moss, Sr. (grandfather of Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III of Trinity United Church of Christ) as he attempts to cast his ballot in rural Georgia.
The formal program also features thrilling live local talent including artists from the Beverly Arts Center’s School Partnerships program, singers from the Chicago Opera Theatre’s Young Artist Program, and a very special performance by Tony Award Nominee (and Blue Island resident) Felicia P. Fields. This celebration of our community and its bountiful talent is not to be missed!
Tickets are available on the Beverly Arts Center website or by calling (773) 445-3838.