StreetWise is celebrating the very streets that launched its mission by hosting an event this weekend showcasing the cool outlets of life in Wicker Park. The C.O.O.L Party will feature live performances from Sidewalk Chalk, whysowhite, Oceans Over Airplanes and Common Shiner as well as art curated by Street Anatomy. Watch professional artists actually create artwork to be sold (proceeds benefit StreetWise) post-event. In between performances guests will be exposed to short video clips that introduce vendors and the StreetWise mission to those who may be unfamiliar and are interested in learning more.
The mission of StreetWise is to assist Chicago area men and women who are facing homelessness achieve personal stability by providing them with a combination of supportive social services and immediate access to gainful employment. This is the first major benefit to be hosted by the StreetWise Associates Board, which was formed in February 2013.