Activate: Chicago Loop Alliance, June 5, 5pm-10pm

Join The Galaxie as they are featured in conjunction with this free annual event that takes over public spaces in Chicago’s Loop for the purpose of pure celebration.
Unthink the alley- Activate takes over Benton Place, in the footprint of the Chicago Theatre marquee, for a surreal celebration inspired by artist René Magritte.

THE CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE presents “ACTIVATE”, curated by King Art Collective

Thursday, June 5 from 5-10pm

King Art Collective is excited to curate a new public art project in partnership with the Chicago Loop Alliance.    The evening will be filled with both visual and performance art that will shake up the city space and allow the public to view the Chicago Loop in a very new and memorable way.  

Shannon skaterRSVP to the event here and receive a free drink ticket.

This event will feature special performances by The Galaxie, music by DJ Madrid and showcase artwork from a wide variety of Chicago artists, including Ali Aschman, John Bambino, Tegan Brace, Christopher Buchakjian, Andrew De la Rosa, Alexandria Eregbu, FLASH ABC, Gretchen Hasse, Jeremiah Jones, Ian Lantz, Latent Design, Kevin Taylor & Bill Weyna.   The renowned DJ Madrid will also set the scene with live sets to keep you moving!   The artists intend to stimulate the imagination and offer a break from the daily downtown routine.

The event is free and open to the public. Beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information about this project, please contact Amy King at kingartcollective@gmail.com.

Scroll down for more about Activate’s Galaxie Girls

Lindsey MarksLindsey Marks

-She’s way too much for the faint of heart
Her sign: Taurus
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Tries desperately to go to sleep
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Shaking her groove thing somewhere else.
Lindsey’s favorite thing about summer: Taking 5 seconds to be fancy with a sundress and flip flops.
Must visit website: www.LadyJackEntertainment.com

 

ShannonNorma D. Invasion

“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like” – President Eisenhower
Her sign: Taurus
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Polish her M1 Carbine
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Watching the Longest Day
Norma’s favorite thing about summer: Traveling around the country visiting military museums (best part: trying on uniforms!)
Must visit website:  www.AnySoldier.com

 

eva la fevaEva La Feva

-She’ll burn you up while stripping down
Her sign: Cancer, baby! (I feel it all!)
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Snuggle with my cat and my dog
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Performing or going to a comedy show
Eva’s favorite thing about summer: Flowy dresses and flip flops

Must visit website: evalafeva.com

JackieJackie Lazaro

-If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!
Her sign: Capricorn
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Scratch my kitty’s cheeks
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Skating or playing outside with my kids
Jackie’s favorite thing about summer: Driving with the windows down, sunroof open, and the music on blast!
Must visit website: www.DerbyLite.net

 

erinErin Riley

-I’d rather be dancing
Her sign: Taurus
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Brush her teeth
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Rehearsing with my jazz band
Erin’s favorite thing about summer: Eating brunch on a patio

Must visit website: facebook.com/12thStRamblers

 

MoniqueMonique “Mo-Chete” Marszalik

-She’ll cut you
Her sign: Aquarius
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Double and triple check that all of my doors are locked
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Watch a bunch of horror movies or skate somewhere
Monique’s favorite thing about summer: Walking outside along the lake

Must visit website: The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby – Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby

ElizabethElizabeth Gonzalez

-Latin heat, Chicago beats
Her sign: Leo
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Plot the next way to take over the world!
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: enjoying everything Chicago has to offer
Elizabeth’s favorite thing about summer: Picnicing at Ravinia, lazy days at North Avenue beach.

Must visit website: facebook.com/CTAswing

 

photoKelly “SKellyton Key” King

-If you don’t make a mess, you’re not doing it right
Her sign: Libra!
The last thing she does before going to sleep: doodle in my sketch book
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Hanging out with my roommate or checking out a show
Kelly’s favorite thing about summer: The Beach and skating outside!

Must visit website: www.kkillustrated.com

 

Rhonda ClarkRhonda - photo by Veronika von Volkova

-If being a Go Go dancer means I just have to not stop moving- I’m in!
Her sign: a very stubborn Capricorn
The last thing she does before going to sleep: She counts her eyelashes
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Handstands
Rhonda’s favorite thing about summer: Longer days and shorter skirts!
Must visit website: www.vonvolkova.com (lovely and talented creator of her photo)

 

Chelsey MortensonChelsey

-And though she be but little, she is is fierce…
Her sign: Gemini. I have dual personalities. (And so do I.)
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Politely ask my dogs to stop hogging the covers
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Looking for trouble with all the right people
Chelsey’s favorite thing about summer: Less judgement about cocktailing in the daylight
Must visit website: cheekychicago.com

 

Melanee AlegroMelanee

-Make it Hot!
Her sign: Gemini
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Give my boyfriend lots of kisses!
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Sleeping or at a dance party
Melanee’s favorite thing about summer: Awesome House dance parties!
Must visit website: www.lunoirproductions.com

 

Ismene PotakisIsmene

-I may or may not have a thing for Aladdin
Her sign: Libra
The last thing she does before going to sleep: Watch a Friends re-run on late night tv
If not for Activate what would she be doing on a Thursday night: Probably working out
Ismene’s favorite thing about summer: Outdoor cocktails and dresses

Must visit website: www.bigcityswing.com