Event planners Artistically Linked host a networking party for artists of all types from 6-9 PM at the Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture (5226 S. Harper). Presenters include music consultant and blogger Duane E. Powell, saxophonist David Boykin, Stacy Patrice of the Dreamtime Collective, "creative activists" Jagoff, and visual artist Shari-Lyn Banks. Organizers say a Grammy Award-winning special guest might also make an appearance.
Before the networking begins, Art Here Art Now—a collaboration between HyPa and the University of Chicago—hosts an art walk from 4 to 6 PM that stops at galleries between 1452 and 1466 E. 53rd. For more info, call 773-972-6543 or visit Artistically Linked's website.