Latino graphic Artivist with a “street art” background heavily focused on politically oriented pieces and Latino Identity. Instagram page
Tanya Mawasi has been drawing since a young child but painting came to her as an adult. She has had art showings in Atlanta, GA, Pittsburgh, PA and Chicago, IL. Her personalized artwork has been showcased internationally in Malaysia and the UK. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy. She is a mother of 2, practicing Art Therapist and Freelance artist.
Arts & handcrafts from Chicago
We are two ZihuaPochtekas committed to preserving and sharing our ancestor’s tools and techniques to decolonize the body, mind & spirit while respecting Mother Earth and sharing love & understanding with our community.
Sarai Bernice is a Chicago native artist, organizer, fabricator. She specializes in hand made adornments of Senegalese fabric and repurposed objects. When she’s not chilling with her sisters and puppy, she’s painting futuristic portraits and dreamscapes.
Calli Calli features home created goods that adorn our temples…from our bodies and skin to the places we dwell in. Unique pieces for unique souls/sols.
Darien R. Wendell is a black, mixed race, trans, queer, nonbinary, femme dreaming up strategies and deploying them towards our collective liberation. When they aren’t working against and moving through/beyond systems of domination such as colonialism, racism, cisheteropatriarchy and capitalism through their artwork, they don’t exist. Their art is their life and they treat life, in all its complex arrangements, as art. Their work and art practice has taken many forms from baking to painting to embroidery to healing arts. This transdisciplinary approach comes of out or their dedication to accessibility in art and education and transformative justice as well as a unapologetically fierce commitment to goddess Assata Shakur’s words “We must love and support each other.” Check out more of Darien’s work on their coloring pages blog at @shoopoutsidethelines or on instagram at @enbyfemmedarling
Wild Sugah by Cher Jey
Cher Jey is an artist, performer, educator and Renaissance woman from Baltimore, MD. She developed her jewelry line, Wild Sugah by Cher Jey, to provide fearlessly sexy, one of a kind, affordable and lightweight wearable art!
Artist Anj Natasha works directly with the affective aesthetic qualities of the visual arts to create paintings full of specific energetic value that bring these vibrations in the atmosphere you place them. From Eternal Youth, Financial Prosperity, or specific chakral activating works the paintings are all original blessings and come with recommendations on where to hang them in the home.
Limba Gal is a celebration of African Culture. Embracing the chic, sassy, colorful vibrancy of the culture as well as the subtle, dominant, mysteriously elegant strength of the continent.
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Born in St. Christiansted, St. Croix, Billie is a multidisciplinary artist currently living in Chicago. Billie gains their strength from their Caribbean and African culture and being the first generation of their family in the US, Billie has made a point of highlighting the oppression their family and people have faced being a part of this country. They have been writing poetry since the age of eight and has fallen in love with a multitude of other artistic mediums including 2D/3D, performance art, metal sculpting and singing. Billie attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale whose published work can be found in Overthrowing Capitalism Vol 2: Beyond Endless War, Racist, Police, Sexist Elites, and as a featured artist in Sixty Inches from Center. Currently Billie is actress and Art Director for Confusion 2: Betrayal, which is set to be released in December, and more recently finished directing the short film Escape for the 48 Hour Film Festival.
Rootid Jewelry is an eco-conscious jewelry line. We you macramé techniques to create one of kind works of art adding in natural seeds and recycled stones and beads, also we incorporate found objects.
Lavie Raven is a social studies and language arts instructor at Kenwood Academy and the Minister of Education for the University of Hip-Hop. Having taught for ten years and done community arts work for seventeen years, Raven has created strategies for applying hip-hop in community service and classroom education. He has worked with youth through various hip-hop arts and social justice projects for groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Pogranizce (Borderlands Project), Southwest Youth Collaborative, Chicago Park District, University of Chicago, and Chicago Public Schools. He has also done community mural projects in Sejny, Poland; Oakland, California; Alert Bay British Columbia; and Pine Ridge, South Dakota. As one of the founders of the University of Hip-Hop, a multi-disciplinary school of the street arts, Raven helped to create a dozen charter branches that serve youth across the city of Chicago and throughout the nation.
GlitterGuts is the bastard child of portraiture, installation art, and event photography. Our aim is to capture the world we live in at its best, the culture, the subcultures, and the counterculture. Find us where people are enjoying themselves.
Eco Boutique by Alejandra
Alejandra Araseb was born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico and has lived in Chicago for over two decades. Her family has worked for two generations making cut crystal, silver and gold-handcrafted jewelry. Once in Chicago she decided to follow her family creative tradition and began to explore fashion design and home decorating. But it wasn’t until recently — as a transgender woman — that she decided to start her own business. In pursuit of her family artistic tradition, she began making floral arrangements, curiosities made out of plants and terrariums.
The idea of working and creating art out of living organisms that Mother Earth gives us has always been one of Alejandra’s greatest passions. She has been doing floral arrangements for the last 15 years and last year she started to create small works of art out of plants, called terrariums. These small ecosystems inside crystal containers, help her to promote an ecological culture and philosophy. Each terrarium that Alejandra creates is a unique artistic creation produced with the offspring that mother Earth gives us. Facebook page.
Native Good Co
I’ve made handmade wire wrapped jewelry for almost 2 years now, I particularly love using crystals and stones, most of my pieces are re-purposed jewelry.
Twenty Thou is the project of Nicold Ologundudu. She’s an accessory designer based in Chicago who loves working with her hands and strives to look for unique, funky, cool beads and findings that can make her work stand out. Twenty Thou is her own personal student loan bailout, the story behind the name is that her goal is to sell twenty thousand pieces to pay off her student loans.