Synapse Soirée 2021

September 18, 2021 @ 4:00PM — 6:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)

inspiration - relaxation - creativity

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Become a Mural Dances supporter and join us for a relaxing gathering

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Unwind with us at a relaxing patio gathering to celebrate the artists and thank the supporters of Mural Dances. Enjoy conversations with the artists, live cello music, and delicious refreshments in the charming shop and outdoor patio space of Dizzy Cow Candy.

This event will be an intimate in-person gathering. To ensure everyone's safety, attendance will be limited to 30 people, and outdoor spaces will be primarily used.


In keeping with recent CDC recommendations and state requirements, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours will be required for all attendees. In addition, masks will be required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status.

Taking this step helps to ensure the safety of all our guests, staff, and artists. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at and we will be happy to work with you to find ways for you to safely attend. Thank you for your understanding!

Saturday September 18th, 4:00-6:00pm

Dizzy Cow Candy, 2155 W Irving Park Road, Chicago IL 60618

Mural Dances is a series of three performances which take place on Saturday afternoons on “third Saturdays” of July 17, August 21, and September 18, 2021. Performances will be created in response to murals at Barrett Park in Pilsen, at Jessie “Ma” Houston Park in Bronzeville, and at Loyola Park in Rogers Park, representing the South, West, and North sides of the city.
In collaboration with The Chicago Park District, Synapse Arts will present a series of original dances – performed with live music in front of three of the city’s iconic murals. Featuring professional, local artists, these three events are free to the public and promise a safe way for residents to come together and celebrate their neighborhoods.

For more information about Mural Dances, please visit the Synapse website here.

Your ticket purchase allows us to keep events like Mural Dances FREE for neighborhoods and communities across Chicago. Celebrate 16 seasons of supporting artists and community programming with Synapse Arts. Thank you for your support!

Public transit and parking:

Dizzy Cow is located at 2155 W Irving Park Road, Chicago IL 60618, near the intersection of Irving Park and Leavitt.

To get to Dizzy Cow by train, take the Brown Line to the Irving Park stop, get off on the south side of the street and walk a half mile west. There is a sidewalk for the entire length of the route and you will cross a major intersection halfway through the walk.
To get to Dizzy Cow by bus, the #80 Irving Park bus stops at Irving Park and Leavitt, or the #49 Western and #49B Western Express buses stop at Western and Irving Park, which is 4 blocks west of the store.
Parking is available street parking, including some metered parking on Irving Park Road and some unmetered parking on nearby side streets.

Accessibility Information

Synapse Soiree 2021 will be a relaxed and sensory friendly environment. Dizzy Cow is a one-level shop; there are no stairs to enter the shop but the doorframe does have a raised edge. The shop floor consists of hardwood and area rugs, with some narrow walkways. To get to the outdoor patio, you will travel through the shop (a distance of approximately 50 feet), there is a step down from the backdoor to the patio. The patio is an outdoor backyard space approximately 20 x 30 feet with a concrete floor. There is another indoor space behind the patio, a large garage, which has one very large step in the doorway. The garage floor is also concrete.

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests for accessibility accommodations, please contact Molly at

photo credits: top - photo of Rachel Damon by Matthew Griffo. bottom - photo of Amanda Ramirez by Matthew Gregory Hollis.