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Teen Creative Agency | Zine Fest 2022

December 17, 20222:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free with museum admission, use promo code TCA. MCA admission is always free to anyone 18 and under.

ASL interpretation is provided for this event.

About the Event

Join us for music, free snacks, free zines, buttons, and more!

The Teen Creative Agency at the MCA is celebrating 11 years (and counting) of DIY publications by teens! This event showcases the original artwork, activism, and social practice of Chicago-area youth, as captured in zine form. TCA highlights teen ideas and perspectives in the museum space. Its members gather at the MCA from all over the Chicagoland area to collaboratively create public responses to relevant contemporary issues. In doing so, they build relationships alongside other cultural institutions, organizations, and professionals in Chicago’s vibrant art scene.

We are excited to welcome our community partners to our celebration for this year’s Zine Fest. Special thanks goes to:

This event is curated and produced by members of the Teen Creative Agency—a group of young people ages 15 to 19 from all over the Chicagoland area who meet weekly at the museum to view and engage with contemporary artists and their work, guided by Lead Artists Olive Stefanski and Miguel Limon. TCA is assisted by Ahmad Bracey, Manager of School, Youth, and Communities.


Free admission for 18 and under is generously provided by Liz and Eric Lefkofsky.

Major support for Learning Programs at the MCA is provided by Julie and Larry Bernstein and Anonymous.

Additional generous support is provided by the Lois and Steve Eisen and The Eisen Family Foundation, Friends of Edwin A. Bergman Fund, the Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, Diane Kahan, The Marshall Frankel Foundation, D. Elizabeth Price and Lou Yecies, Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund, and The William Randolph Hearst Foundations.