Manifest Urban Arts Festival

Manifest is a student run and programmed event at Columbia College Chicago that showcases graduating senior and graduate student work. As an annual tradition and defining ritual, Manifest serves to bring the entire community together to celebrate our creative spirit and to develop long-lasting, memorable relationships between students, the college and our community.

The Events Management: Practicum course is designed to provide resources, tools, and training necessary for planning and management of live events. Students are given hands-on orientation of event management processes and the opportunity to participate in managing actual events.

“Urban Cloud” (lot 1001 South Wabash Ave.) is to bring together the entire Columbia community in celebration of its creativity, aspirations, and cultural vibrancy. The events and activities planned for the lot by graduating seniors, graduate students, student organizations, and other college committees will inspire the annual tradition that is Manifest Urban Arts Festival. With a “Flight” theme, “Urban Cloud” hopes to allow guests to explore what flight he or she will take in life and the exciting adventures that await. 


  • Producer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Media Relations Manager


  • event/social media marketing
  • sponsorship coordination
  • volunteer/partner recruitment
  • event/volunteer management
  • research and provide content to relevant media (social, print, and broadcast)