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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Looking Back at Chicago's Year of Public Art, and Ahead to the City's Year of Creative Youth

Looking Back at Chicago's Year of Public Art, and Ahead to the City's Year of Creative Youth

WDCB's Gary Zidek sits down with city of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly.

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  Chicago DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly and WDCB's Gary Zidek

Chicago DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly and WDCB's Gary Zidek

"I hope 25 years from now, people will talk about 2017 and how public art was reshaped and became more centered in the fabric of the city" - DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly

 Mural at Belmont and Kenmore,

Mural at Belmont and Kenmore,

 "The Great Migration" by Marcus Akinlana. Located at the Elliott Donnelly Youth Center at 3947 S. Michigan Avenue.

"The Great Migration" by Marcus Akinlana. Located at the Elliott Donnelly Youth Center at 3947 S. Michigan Avenue.

 Drawing of Monumental Sculpture at Triangle Intersection

Drawing of Monumental Sculpture at Triangle Intersection

 Chicago's first public art plan was released in 2017

Chicago's first public art plan was released in 2017

 Kerry James Marshall mural on the west end of Chicago Cultural Center

Kerry James Marshall mural on the west end of Chicago Cultural Center

Now that it's 2018, keep track of all of Chicago's Year of Creative Youth events here

Looking Back at Chicago Theatre in 2017

Looking Back at Chicago Theatre in 2017

A Radio Show that Amplified the Glorious Sounds of Afro-Cuban Music Is Coming to an End

A Radio Show that Amplified the Glorious Sounds of Afro-Cuban Music Is Coming to an End