The Chicago Park District will showcase local teen talent at the inaugural Declaration YOUth arts festival July 3-7 at Theater on the Lake.

The four nights (there are no events on July 4) will include spoken word, music, dance, theater and visual arts.

The free event is geared for teens ages 14 and up, according to the park district.

Theater on the Lake is at 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive.

The full schedule of performances is available on the park district's website.