Egleston Festival

Overview of Egleston Festival, 1st edition (Poem by Urbano Student 2015, Marc Anthony Avilez).

In December 2015, Urbano launched the first Egleston Winter Festival: Lighting the Commonsa day-long intergenerational community arts festival in Egleston Square. The festival was put on in collaboration with Egleston Square Main Streets and teaching artist Lina Maria Giraldo.

The festival was the culmination of Urbano Project’s 2015 fall semester and its ongoing creative engagement with the Egleston Square community. The festival featured art installations, exhibitions and performances by Urbano Project’s artists (teachers and students) including: light installations, video projections, murals, poetry readings and public performances. The festival also featured a live musical performance by BLKBX and SAMO, a series of storefront video projections by City Journalists, and a collaborative installation by multi-media artist CHiKA with youth artists from Urbano Project.