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All Aboard The Creativity Bus!

Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) and T.H.U.G. Hippie (The Healing U Give) are collaborating to bring THE CREATIVITY BUS to several neighborhood organizations, community groups and block clubs on Chicago’s SW side.



THE CREATIVITY BUS will pull up to each event and provide a FREE 3 hour program that combines physical and artistic activities for all ages. These events are free thanks to the generosity of the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities.

THE CREATIVITY BUS’s 3-hour program combines physical and artistic activities for all ages. The physical components are:

  • Rhythm & Confidence Jump and Jam. T.H.U.G Hippie's signature community building program is a facilitated Double Dutch Workshop teaching you everything from the history and songs to, of course, how to jump, AND/OR

  • Community Drum Circle Jam a gently guided opportunity for community connection and another chance to exercise some rhythm & confidence.

With your body up and moving, engage your artistic soul with a Creative Reuse Project(s):

  • Peace Bracelets Design and bead 2 bracelets -- one for yourself and one to give. Choose from a variety of beads and each bracelet will include a "Peace" bead.

  • Shape Robots Easy to assemble with pipe cleaners, corrugated plastic and stickers.

  • Frankentoys Make the toy of your dreams from an eclectic mix of deconstructed toy pieces that would love a new spark of life when you combine them into a Frankentoy!

  • Spirit Animal Masks Is your Spirit Animal a cat, a dog, a bird or another creature all together? Make your mask with beads, glitter, feathers, paint + more…

  • Make Your Own Instrument A rainstick, a drum, a shaker or kazoo, even guitar and become a rock star with your own instrument to bring to the Community Drum Jam

The Creativity Bus will stop at these locations:

  • Saturday July 23, Action Now Smoke Out at Douglass Park

  • Saturday July 30, Burst Into Books Words of Wonder Literary Festival

  • Tuesday August 2, 7th District Police National Night Out

  • Tuesday August 16, Project HOOD Refuge Summer Camp

  • Thursday August 18, Englewood CAC Back 2 School Event

  • Friday August 19, Mr. Dads Fathers Club Youth Matters March


Who are we?

T.H.U.G. Hippie is a mobile Arts & Culture Community Center housed in a retrofitted school bus designed for community building and healing through SEL based Arts & Wellness programs created by Ea the Wholistic Artist to show you … The Healing U Give (T.H.U.G.)

Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) redistributes donated materials, supplies + equipment to Chicago teachers, nonprofits, arts + community groups and we spark creativity and environmental stewardship through art programs and collaborations.


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