JUNE 22 - 23, 2019
HYDE PARK ART CENTER
5020 S. CORNELL AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60615
SATURDAY, JUNE 22: 10AM - 5PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 23: 12PM - 5PM
Join us for Monarch Art and Wellness’ first annual fair celebrating women, femme and gender non-binary artists, healers, and small businesses in Chicago! The fair presents 30 local vendors and offers a roster of public programs on physical, mental, spiritual and sexual wellness throughout the city. Monarch Art and Wellness' 2019 Fair adds to the wheel of creative, craft-based festivals by being a celebratory, supportive network for artists, businesses, performers, and participants.
Support local businesses, artists, and healers this Pride month!
ALL AGES | FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THIS IS A BRAVE SPACE FOR EVERYONE!
2019 VENDORS + PARTNERS
After fair hours, Monarch Art and Wellness presents a diverse roster of public programs on physical, mental, spiritual, sexual wellness throughout the city. These program are programmed in partnership with local collectives and organizations to curate open dialogues and make space for personal and communal care.
Explore our event calendar below for more information on our collaborative programs.
Queer History Walking Tour of Hyde Park
Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 12pm
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell ave)
In collaboration with The Overlook Place, Monarch Art and Wellness is proud to present a Queer History Walking Tour of Hyde Park. On this walking tour of the historic south side neighborhood of Hyde Park, learn about the challenges and achievements of LGBTQIA+ folks who have transformed the city of Chicago. Attendees will receive a Field Notes journal for journalling and reflection.
Pleasure Principle: A Sex Ed Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 6pm
The Martin (2515 W North Ave.)
Join Monarch Art and Wellness and The Martin for a workshop on queer pleasure and sex education! Hosted by Sex KiKi and moderated by Stephanie Folger-Garate, this event explores topics of sexual liberation, navigates boundaries of consent and translates pleasure into purpose. This workshop also seeks to re-imagine safe sex practices and reflect on sex-positive public & private spaces for LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities in Chicago.
Attire: Sexy as you want to be or dress to your comfort level!
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, no stairs.
-- Suggested $10 donation at the door, however no one will be turned away --
Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 4pm
Blue Island Traditional Medicine (1843 S Racine Ave.)
Midsummer is the season of the heart. In this yoga workshop, co-taught by Samara Reigh and Beatrice Scescke, we will explore the Heart meridian of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its associated functions, attributes, and emotional correspondences. Through movement, gentle range of motion, and mimicking animals, we will encourage you to inhabit your body here & now in the city's summer. The class will culminate in a long savasana with a guided meditation, during which everyone will receive acupuncture to attune us to the season. This program is run in partnership with Blue Island Traditional Medicine and Monarch Art and Wellness Fair.
Samara Reigh and Beatrice Scescke are the co-founders of Blue Island Traditional Medicine, a woman-owned, worker-owned holistic health clinic in the heart of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. This class will take place in "Little Island," the clinic's plant-filled, sun-filled community room.