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Pop-Up Bookstore to Open in Block 37 to Support Chicago Public Schools

Book worms rejoice! Carpe Librum, a new pop-up bookstore, is coming to Block 37 this summer. Thousands of gently used books, CDS, and DVDs all priced at $1- $4 will be available in the pedway level of Block 37 at 108 N. State Street starting May 30.


Artist's Corner: Anthony Lewellen

Local artist Anthony Lewellen is the mastermind behind the newest art installation in the Hard Rock Alley for this week’s ACTIVATE. Before you head over to “SMELL” what we’ve cooked up this Thursday, find out a little bit more about Anthony and his work.


Chicago Loop Alliance Celebrates Pride Month with LGBTQ Playlist on State St.

The Chicago Loop Alliance celebrates Pride Month with a freshly-designed musical soundscape on State Street. Throughout the month of June, Lightscape will feature music about, inspired by, or created by the LGBTQ community


Muddy Waters Arrives on State Street

Eduardo Kobra, an internationally acclaimed Brazilian street artist, recently completed a nine-story mural of Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters in the Loop. The mural is located at 17 North State Street and visible along State Street between Washington and Madison.


40,000 Square Feet of New Street Art is Coming to the Loop

Walk through Chicago’s South Loop and you’ll be captivated by new installations of colorful and powerful public art.  From May 1- 13, 2016, 18 renowned local and international street artists will create more than 40,000 square feet of new, large-scale building paintings. Chicagoans and visitors can explore one of the largest concentrations of wall murals in any city center nationwide.


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