At its core, Epiphany Center for the Arts will emphasize the visual, performing and culinary arts playing host to a wide variety of programming rooted in art education and experiential learning.
– DL Chase
Collaborating with resident artists, gallery owners and curators, Epiphany will sponsor lectures, workshops and art classes within its studios, exhibit space and Gallery 66; featuring 125 installation points throughout the common areas of the campus. All programming is structured with inclusivity in mind to meet the needs of community and its residents.
Epiphany’s artist in residence program provides studios for artists to create their own work. In exchange, artists become a part of the Epiphany community collaborating on lectures, workshops, art classes, and assisting in curating Gallery 66. Collaborations in the works include an internationally renowned jewelry artist and metalsmith, an art community partnership with Pilsen’s S.H.E. Gallery, art classes hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation Studio E Program, an opening exhibit featuring local muralists curated by Epiphany’s talented intern, to mention a few.
From dance to theater, the literary arts, comedy and magic, Epiphany’s performance art is curated to complement its live music programming offering local community and Chicago’s residents several performances to choose from every week. See Entertainment for a list of artists already booked.
Epiphany’s culinary arts program includes in-house food and beverage operations as well as preferred vendor status with several of Chicago’s “top shelf” caterers. Facilities include a commercial kitchen designed for artisan chefs to ‘showcase’ their wares, a fully equipped service kitchen, and a Café for patrons and community alike. The culinary amenities will serve Epiphany’s education and experiential learning initiatives as well.