BRIDGEPORT — Project Onward is hosting a "meet and greet" for residents who'd like to check out their gallery and studios.
The event takes place 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday at Project Onward, located on the fourth floor of the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St.
The event is designed for residents to get to know the artists and workspaces at the nonprofit, which nurtures the careers of artists with mental and developmental disabilities.
The group gives its artists workspace, materials, as well as opportunities for exhibition and sale of their work. Artists pocket a large percentage of the sales.
Organizers are asking guests to RSVP by calling 773-940-2992.
Project Onward was founded in 2004 as part of the Gallery 37 initiative, a job-training program started by the city in the early 1990s. A year later, it became part of city’s now-disbanded Department of Cultural Affairs and moved into space at the Chicago Cultural Center, where it eventually expanded to two floors.
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