Columbia College’s Manifest 2013



CHICAGO (May 13, 2013) – Columbia College Chicago is once again hosting Manifest 2013, with a massive showcase of talents ranging from dance and photography to theatre and design. On Friday, May 17, at noon, the students will kick off Manifest by parading to 9th and Wabash for The Great Convergence, a student performance and celebration. Activities and events following will include 104 different student showcases throughout the streets of the Columbia College campus and the south loop.

A full day of performances, exhibitions, and presentations by Columbia students celebrate the hard work and enthusiasm that they possess as they built their bodies of work over the year. Many of Columbia College Chicago organizations and clubs collaborated to create this spectacular event. The performances are intended to gather crowds of enthusiastic individuals all throughout the Chicago community to commemorate this showcase of student work.

“The student powered festival is unlike anything that happens in Chicago. Everywhere you turn there will be entertainment, it’s creativity unleashed,” stated Mark Kelly, Vice president of Student Affairs at Columbia College.

Be sure that you don’t miss out on exciting things like a zipline, tons of live music, and exhibits of graduating student works. Come for one performance, or stay the whole day. No matter what, you can stay in the “loop” with the hashtag, #CCCManifest. Keep the conversation going on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This free public event celebrates a college that prides itself on creativity and diversity. The South Loop with be overflowing with talent that Columbia College wants to share with the whole city.

For more information on Manifest and to see a full schedule of events please visit the Manifest website

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to nearly 11,000 students in 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit


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