Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces Loft Teen Arts Project Commission Winners + DreamHack Beyond Fest Celebrates Successful Run Which Includes 1.7 Million Viewing Hours

Steppenwolf Theatre Company recently created The Loft, and they plan to honor young Chicagoland talent through the Loft Teen Arts Project. According to an official press release from The Silverman Group,

the unique art competition provides thousands of dollars to the teens to create pieces that will be displayed in Steppenwolf’s The Loft.

“The Loft Teen Arts Project commission winners include five individuals and two groups:

·         Elisabeth Cervantes (age 18) from Mount Greenwood with an oil painting project

·         Alyha Khalil (age 16) of Irving Park with an oil painting project

·         Liz Olivarez Lyles (age 21) from Lakeview with a mixed media project

·         Kaleia Maxey (age 17) from Beverly with a photography/collage project

·         Stevia Ndoe (age 18) from West Ridge/North Park with a photography project

·         Tia and Tyra Smith (age 20) from Chatham with a textile project

·         BUILD, a violence prevention and youth development organization based on the west side of Chicago, with a group artwork, medium TBA”

Click Here to read the entire press release, learn more about this fabulous honor and the runners up.

On July 31st, DreamHack Beyond ended its successful seven-day event with more than 45,000 fans registered and over 1.7 million viewing hours, according to an official press release from Tadpole Communications. The hybrid festival and online multiplayer game, which was free of charge, featured numerous programs including 20+ festival halls, game demos, and hourly tournaments.

Bas Bruinekool, Vice President, Festivals, DreamHack: “The goal for all of us at DreamHack is to provide great experiences, so to have brought our community back together for this hybrid festival was super special for us. DreamHack is more than an event — it creates an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through a gaming lifestyle experience. We are so happy to have reconnected and shared this with our loyal fans.”

Click Here to read the entire press release.

BTSCelebs send a special thanks to The Silverman Group and Tadpole Communications for the info.

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