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Village Voices

Three blocks from the Kedzie Pink Line station I’m brought to a halt by a giant stop sign that reads ARTE. The bright red banner in the window of Yoli Furniture indicates that art can be found in this unlikely setting, inviting curious passersby in with a handwritten sign on the door directing them to the rear of the building. To get to this exhibit, one of seventeen in last weekend’s Little Village Arts Festival, attendees must follow a narrow path in between a parted sea of piled sofas and dining room tables.

Little Village’s Art Festival

Chicago’s Little Village is brimming with artistic talent. For a time, however, the medium of choice was spray paint and the canvas, a wall. Last weekend’s Little Village Arts Fest is part of the community’s effort to find new places…