ABOUT DESTINATION GARY.

Destination Gary is >interested in >space, >people, and >social impact.

Our projects:

>explore shared values and civic interests.

>leverage community assets.

>reflect on memories + histories.

>tap new creative territories.

>shape new narratives.

>support innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.

We do this because: we can. we must.


FOUNDER +

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

IMG_2359.jpg

LAUREN M. PACHECO

Working + Living in Gary, Indiana. Born + Raised in Chicago, Illinois. South Side + Brighton Park. Art Administrator + Curator. Artist + Activist. Programmer + Producer. Teacher + Facilitator. Sister + Wife + Dog Mom.

Lauren M. Pacheco is a Mexican-American born and raised on Chicago's southwest side. She is an art and culture practitioner with over fifteen years of professional experience in arts administration, curation, and project management. Lauren's background is grounded in social practice, and public engagement and serves as a resource to policymakers in the public dialogue about issues that impact artists and creative enterprises. She is an associate faculty lecturer and the director of Arts Programming and Engagement at Indiana University Northwest in the School of the Arts.

Education> Northwestern University (MS,Communication), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MA,Art Administration and Policy), University of Illinois at Chicago (BA,Social Work)

 

lauren.pacheco@gmail.com

www.chicagolowriderfestival.com

www.chicagourbanartsociety.com

IG @pacheco_chicago_gary

FB @laurenmpacheco

IG @paintgaryindiana

IG @garylovefest