Annual Logan Square Zine Fest Zinemercado Highlights Resiliency of DIY Art Community

Artists Michelle Vega and Sir Charles at Zinemercado in Logan Square on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (Ariel Parrella-Aureli / WTTW News) It looked a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but an independent zine fest brought a steady stream of customers, vendors and artists together Sunday in Logan Square to experience art in person, some for the first time since March.

Zinemercado , a nonprofit organization started in 2016, celebrates mostly Latinx DIY artwork with a focus on zines, homemade mini-publications that are usually take on specific, often unconventional subjects. Every year, the festival brings together […]


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