TONIKA JOHNSON

Social Justice Artist/Photographer

TONIKA JOHNSON

Englewood Arts Collective

Englewood Arts Collective (EAC) was founded by Tonika Lewis Johnson in 2017 with a mission to unify, represent, and contribute to the creative demographic of her neighborhood. In the summer of 2017, Tonika organized a group of fellow creatives, who either hail from or currently live in Englewood, and believe in:

  1. The power of a people when they tell their own story;
  2. The power of Art as a legitimate, viable conduit for positive change in communities and;
  3. The potential for Artists to be leaders and influencers of said change. EAC is currently in the process of planning programming for 2020 as well as formalizing into a non-profit structure. To learn more, click on the following website: https://englewoodartscollective.org/

Comprised of professional photographers, writers, musicians, graphic designers, clothiers, fine artists, and street-art/graffiti muralists, Englewood Arts Collective is a collaboration who either hail from or currently live in Englewood. The ultimate goal of the Englewood Arts Collective is to reflect the beauty of, enrich the community within, and help produce events and interactions that reflect the Englewood Chicago community in a positive way—reframing the mainstream narrative, from the inside out. Visit the following website for more info: https://englewoodartscollective.org/

Englewood Arts Collective (EAC) was founded by Tonika Lewis Johnson in 2017 with a mission to unify, represent, and contribute to the creative demographic of her neighborhood. In the summer of 2017, Tonika organized a group of fellow creatives, who either hail from or currently live in Englewood and believe in the power of a people when they tell their own story; the power of Art as a legitimate, viable conduit for positive change in communities; and the potential for Artists to be leaders and influencers of said change. EAC is currently in the process of planning programming for 2020 as well as formalizing into a non-profit structure. To learn more, click on the following website: https://englewoodartscollective.org/

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