Performers Nola Adé (left) and Friday Pilots Club (right) will be making their Lollapalooza debuts in 2023. (WTTW News)

Grant Park is gearing up for Lollapalooza, the annual celebration of music featuring artists from across the globe. A few local acts will be taking the stage for the first time.

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Wicker Park Fest is celebrating 19 years with more than 60 bands across three stages. The annual event will showcase the talents of both marquee performers and local artists looking to get their names out there. One of those artists is hip-hop vocalist Jovan Landry.

Musician Daniel Flores, also known as Trumpet Papi, joined “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” on July 14, 2023. (WTTW News)

Peruvian musician Daniel Flores is on a mission to showcase Chicago’s beauty with help from a musical friend: his trumpet.

A photo displayed at “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop Art” at the MAC at College of DuPage. (WTTW News)

An exhibit in DuPage County is paying tribute to the late, great pop artist Andy Warhol with the aim of providing deeper context for the famed cultural figure.

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It starts with an assembly line of sorts: washing and drying detergent bottles that have been collected from different laundromats. The plastic is then shredded into small granules, heated and made into a solid beam to create benches.

WTTW News arts correspondent Angel Idowu learns how to use a tufting gun at Freestyle Ceramics and Tufting. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

At Freestyle Ceramics and Tufting, anyone can make their own rug. Each session begins with a practice tutorial to ensure every tufter feels comfortable with the tufting gun.

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Vocalist Shawnee Dez is commemorating the release of her debut album, “Moody Umbra,” with a concert that includes a community jam session featuring a range of local artists.

Artist Mia Lee. (WTTW News)

One of Mia Lee’s more recent creations is the cover art design for Chicago musician Chance the Rapper’s latest single “YAH Know.” Lee is featured in the music video.

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Expo Chicago, the city’s biggest annual celebration of all that Chicago's art scene has to offer.

“A Soldier’s Play” is at the CIBC Theatre through April 16. (WTTW News)

Norm Lewis stars as Capt. Richard Davenport in “A Soldier’s Play” at the CIBC Theatre through April 16. The show depicts a Black soldier’s experience during WWII.

SAIC student Jackie Patino uses art to heal. (WTTW News)

Art student Jackie Patino grew up in a religious household and had an exorcism performed on her. She now uses art not only to process trauma but also as a tool to heal and forgive.

“Mia” at the Greenhouse Theater Center brings attention to missing and abducted girls. (WTTW News)

Where have all the young girls gone? That’s the theme of a new production at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Playwright Mary Bonnett wrote her production, “Mia,” in response to her experiences working with the Ojibwe tribe in Wisconsin.

Illinois Artist Laureate Kay Smith paints in watercolor. (WTTW News)

From the Statue of Liberty to Mount Rushmore, Smith spent 50 years traveling the country and documenting historical landmarks with her watercolors.

Veteran Art Movement is partnering with UIC and three art institutions to highlight work created by artists impacted by war. (WTTW News)

Veteran Art Movement is partnering with UIC and three art institutions to highlight work created by artists impacted by war. Veterans from across the country are gathering to experience that art and share stories from their time in the service.

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Tattooing is a skill Ryan Henry taught himself nearly 14 years ago. It was about halfway through his career that Henry garnered national attention when his artwork was showcased on the show “Black Ink Crew Chicago.”

A mosaic from artist Keila Strong. (WTTW News)

Unexpected household items are the focus of a local artist creating portraits for her inner child.