Logan Center Family Saturday
The Logan Center hosts two family events: Family Saturday and Family Saturday Festivals. Family Saturdays are free and Family Saturday Festivals cost $5 per person or $20 for a family. Tis post only covers Free Family Saturday.
About Logan Center Family Saturday
Cultivate your child’s artistic curiosity with free thematic art workshops led by local artists, art organizations, and UChicago students. Families can sample a range of activities for ages 2–12 through hour-long sessions led by local artists. See below for ticket information and the full schedule.
Free Family Saturdays Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult.
Where: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street, 773.702.ARTS (2787)
When: First Saturdays of the month, 2-4:00 PM. October 2019 through June 2020 Free Register
March 7, 2020 2–4pm / Free Children’s Bookathon
Enjoy your favorite children’s books and stories. Create new tales of your own as we explore the magic of being transported to other worlds.
April 4, 2020 2–4pm / Free Dipping into Design
Bring your ideas to life as we learn about elements and techniques of design.
May 2, 2020 2–4pm / Free Families by Nature
Whether you’re planting a seed, creating a garden plot, or hiking through the woods; nature has a way of grounding us in things that truly matter. Learn to cultivate your green thumb and nurture growth.
June 6, 2020 2–4pm / Free Family Pride
Celebrate the beauty of diverse love as we observe Pride month and honor all kinds of families.
Ticket are free but reservations are strongly suggested. More information is available at arts.uchicago.edu.
Reserve tickets by phone at 773.702.ARTS or online at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu
About the Logan Center
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts advances arts practice, inquiry, and presentation at the University of Chicago, and fosters meaningful collaboration and cultural engagement at the university, on the south side, and in the city of Chicago.
The Future of the Arts at the University of Chicago—a 2001 report authored by faculty, students, and staff—made several recommendations for elevating the arts at the university. One central recommendation concerned the creation of a multidisciplinary center for the arts. Little more than a decade later, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is fully operational as a vibrant home for the study, practice, and presentation of arts at UChicago.
On May 3, 2007, the University of Chicago made a historic announcement: David Logan, AB’39, JD’41, and his wife Reva and their sons and grandchildren had generously committed a $35 million gift to support the University’s Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Not only was this one of the largest single donor gifts to the University, it is also believed to be both the single largest cash gift to the arts in the city of Chicago and one of the largest gifts to support a university arts building in the United States.
Five years after the Logan family gave their record gift of $35 million, the Logan Center for the Arts celebrated its grand opening. The three-day festival celebrated the opening of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, a hub for the vibrant arts scene at the University of Chicago and a destination for the South Side and greater Chicago.