Frankentoy

Chicago's FrankenToyMobile traverses the city in the summer months, encouraging "imagination and curiosity by providing free, hands-on workshops where youth and adults reuse toys as raw material for original creations." Kids are invited to deconstruct old toys and refashion them into their own unique playthings. Frankentoy's creators, artists Andrés Lemus-Spont, Marya Spont-Lemus, Louis Fernandez, and Michael Pecirno, feel this venue encourages experimentation and allows children to challenge the expected gender norms of today's toys and embrace the possibilities that lay beyond. In Chicago this summer and want to check it out? Visit their website for a full calendar. This Saturday, July 16, 2016 will find the Mobile at the Albany Park Library from 1-3p.