Loop Chicago


Best Brunch Spots in the Chicago Loop

Scrambling to make brunch plans? We’ve got your guide to the best French toasts, eggs Benedict and bottomless mimosas in the Chicago Loop.

14 New Year's Eve Spots in the Loop

Grab some balloons and the bubbly! New Year’s Eve events are lighting up the night in the Loop.

5 Things You Need To Know for Tomorrow’s Chicago Cubs World Series Parade

It’s time to celebrate our 2016 World Series Champion, the Chicago Cubs!

Although details are still being finalized, those traveling to the Loop Friday should expect to encounter additional traffic and street closures as a result of the parade and rally.

Jonathan Heuring: Snow City Arts 2016 ACTIVATE Partnership

Snow City Arts is thrilled to be a part of ACTIVATE 2016!

We realize that most people haven’t heard of Snow City Arts, because it serves a very special, private function. Our organization provides arts learning opportunities to children and youth in Chicago’s hospitals. We help turn what can be a difficult and traumatic time in a child’s life into one filled with creativity, artistic expression, and hope.

Snow City Arts was founded in 1998 by Paul Sznewajs, a poet and writer, who realized the need for such an educational opportunity for children in hospitals. Our first hospital, and still our home 18 years later, is Rush University Medical Center. Since then, we’ve grown to Lurie Children’s Hospital, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. And, we have plans to expand in 2017!

Everyone at Snow City Arts feels that we provide not just a special, but essential service to children. A well-rounded arts education is a critical piece of a child’s educational development. And quite often, our teaching artists open a creative outlet that children didn’t even know they had! Our students often move on to pursue their new artistic dreams after leaving the hospital.

Opportunities like ACTIVATE allow us to bring the very private work we do to the broader public. The majority of the funding to support this work comes from private funding, such as individuals, foundations, and corporations, so this exposure of our work has been invaluable.

We’d love for you to visit our website at www.snowcityarts.org, to find out more about us and see examples of our students’ work.  

Maggie Daley Park Photo Tour

Maggie Daley Park is full of activities for everyone to enjoy, so we decided to grab our camera and show you everything it has to offer!