Yas! Chicago gets its first youth arts festival

The culminating event of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Year of Creative Youth initiative, the festival will feature hundreds of local creatives showcasing their talents (dance, fashion, theater, music, spoken word, the visual arts, among others) throughout the Millennium Park campus on Saturday. Workshops, pop-up performances, DJs, mural painting and a variety of interactive activities, including performances from the likes of Young Chicago Authors’ Louder Than a Bomb squad, Chicago Children’s Choir and the Hiplet Ballerinas are scheduled.

Read more from the Chicago Tribune here.