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Helping Out the Coyote

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 25, 2007 8:00PM

2007_09_coyote_building.jpgWe admit to having mixed feelings about the beast that has become Wicker Park's Around The Coyote Festival. We don't dig all the suburbanites stumbling down the sidewalk in an effort to discover "culture" in the space of a few days. At the same time we have plenty of artist friends that look forward to the event as a chance to sell some of their work and mingle with the public. So, weighing that, we've decided that overall the fest has good intentions.

It began as primarily visual arts oriented, but in recent years the disciplines included have expanded to include music, film, theater, books, and pretty much any other mode of artistic expression the organizers can cram into the program.

Naturally, as the festival grows bigger, there's a greater need for people to help out with the ins-and-outs of the non-profit's signature event, so the organizers have put out a call looking for folks willing to donate a few hours of their time in order to keep everything running smoothly. And if you volunteer, not only do you get the chance to rub elbows with real-life starving artists, you also get a festival T-shirt, a one-day pass to the festival for each day you volunteer, and admission to the opening night party. Interested? Apply here.

Coyote Building photo by sierraromeo.