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Teens taking advantage of open mic night

Published: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 5:00 p.m. CDT
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(Photo courtesy of Three Rivers Arts Council)
Teens ages 12 to 18 can show off their musical talents from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, during the Teen Open Mic Night/Ugly Holiday at 413 Mondamin St., Minooka. The first Teen Arts event was held in October.

MINOOKA — The Three Rivers Arts Council is hosting a Teen Open Mic Night/Ugly Holiday Sweater Party from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at 413 Mondamin St. in Minooka (the old Minooka Firehouse).

Area teens between the ages of 12-18 are invited to show off their talents at the event created to encourage performing art participation among teens within our communities.

Anyone can come out to support the event and organizers are asking for a $2 donation at the door. Teen Open Mic Night was the idea of a couple of area teens that were looking for opportunities to share their love of music.

Nate Zurawski and Justin Weed of Shorewood hosted the first Teen Arts event in October and plan to continue to partner with the Three Rivers Arts Council to host several more throughout the year.

Both teens will perform at event with their bands Meandering Cranberries and Reality.

Established in 2008, the Three Rivers Arts Council (TRAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the arts in our community. TRAC is the only arts organization serving the greater Channahon and Minooka area.

TRAC meets a vital need in the community by offering art classes, programs, scholarships and community events. TRAC is the first and only organization to offer art scholarships to Minooka Community High School students.

The 11-member board of directors includes local educators, artists, business professionals and community leaders.

The Illinois Arts Council has accepted and is working with the Three Rivers Arts Council as an important and vital arts organization in the Will County area.

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