MANIFEST 2019: Chicago’s Iconic South Loop Arts Festival Returns May 10

Manifest, Chicago’s iconic arts festival held annually in the South Loop, presents 100+ free public programs celebrating the creative work of more than 2,000 Columbia College Chicago students on Friday, May 10, from 12-9 p.m.

Now in its 19th year, Manifest is a day-long celebration of the engaging, thought-provoking, and interactive art, music, and visuals that only Columbia students can create. The festival includes live bands and DJs, film screenings, fashion exhibitions, art-making in the streets, dozens of dance and theatre performances, original video game demos, gallery exhibitions, live student broadcasts, family-friendly creative activities, and more.

Manifest is centered along Columbia’s Wabash Arts Corridor in the South Loop neighborhood, with Wabash Avenue closed from 9th to 11th Streets for the duration of the festival.

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About Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college offering a distinctive curriculum that blends creative and media arts, liberal arts, and business for nearly 7,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Dedicated to academic excellence and long-term career success, Columbia College Chicago creates a dynamic, challenging, and collaborative space for students who experience the world through a creative lens. For more information, visit

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