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Creative Placemaking

Lawndale Love Stories: Homan Square

Lawndale Love Stories: Homan Square is a continuation of work by artist Alexie Young of Art West Chicago in partnership with the Foundation for Homan Square to share community histories of Homan Square residents. This project will archive the narratives of Homan Square residents through public space design and public art on the Homan campus to build awareness, identity, and pride in the neighborhood.

Get Involved!

Maybe you’ve lived in Homan Square for 5 years. Maybe you’ve lived here for 20 years! Either way, we want to hear your story. What brought you to the neighborhood? Why are you still here? What places, spaces, memories, or people make the community home for you? Whatever you have to share, we want to hear. Fill out the interest form below to get involved!

Starting in early 2023, our creative team will be conducting interviews for Lawndale Love Stories: Homan Square with residents to gather stories, identify community values, and inspire pride in Homan Square. The culmination of these conversations will result in a digital archive of stories and inform the concepts behind public art pieces and community-designed spaces at the Harrison Gateway building and throughout Homan Square.

The creative team will be working with our partners at IFF and Latent Design to incorporate community-engaged design into the construction of a new, mixed-use, transit-oriented development project in Homan Square. This project is supported by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events through the Together We Heal Creative Place Program grant.

Latest Updates

Together We Heal Creative Place Program Grant Recipient
Earlier today, FHS, in partnership with local artist and entrepreneur Alexie Young of Art West Chicago, was selected by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs …
Homan Square GROW 2022: Family-Friendly Event!
WHEN: Saturday, September 10th, 10am – 12pm WHERE: Nichols Tower, 906 S. Homan Avenue WHAT: Join in the unveiling of a public art piece, vacant …

Previous Events

  • Nichols Tower Vertical Gallery (October 2022)
  • GROW 2022 (September 2022)
  • Homan Square Art Walk (October 2021)