Loop Chicago

Media


Chicago Loop Alliance invites you to spread the word about the Loop and our efforts to create, manage and promote high-performing urban experiences that attract people and investment downtown.

Press Releases:

3/29/2016—ACTIVATE returns for third summer to transform Chicago Loop alleys into free pop-up urban experiences

3/10/2016—Chicago Loop Alliance announces plans at 2016 Annual Meeting to study and shape the Loop’s future

3/10/2016—Former CDOT commissioner and Start-Up City author Gabe Klein announced as keynote speaker for Chicago Loop Alliance’s 2016 Annual MeetingCDOT commissioner and Start-Up City author Gabe Klein announced as keynote speaker for Chicago Loop Alliance’s 2016 Annual Meeting

11/17/2015—Elfies take over Downtown Chicago 

8/13/15—ACTIVATE turns downtown alley into Steampunk Journey Thursday, August 27

6/29/15—New Never 2501 mural unveiled July 6 in Chicago as part of outdoor series from acclaimed street artists

6/8/15—Largest Hebru Brantley mural unveiled in Chicago today as part of outdoor series from acclaimed street artists including Banksy collaborator Ben Eine, Never 2501, Word to Mother and HERA

6/3/15—Chicago Loop Alliance’s ACTIVATE turns downtown alley into immersive art exhibition from Chicago

4/30/15—ACTIVATE kicks off the summer with interactive artwork and music in downtown Chicago alley on Friday, May 15

4/15/15—ACTIVATE returns this summer to transform Chicago Loop alleys into free pop-up urban experiences

4/2/15—Chicago Loop Alliance hosts public Leadership Forum on the Park Effect: the economic impact of public space

3/20/15—Chicago Loop Alliance announces new pedestrian and vehicular counting system for SSA #1 at 2015 Annual Meeting

3/2/15—Chicago Loop Alliance announces final Transforming Wabash Report

12/12/14—Chicago Loop Alliance generates nearly $400,000 in estimated economic impact to Loop businesses with ACTIVATE alley event series

11/24/14—Chicago Loop Alliance provides holiday home for downtown Chicago deals and events at LoopChicago.com/Holidays

10/30/14—Chicago Loop Alliance hosts public Leadership Forum on results of 2014 Loop Education Study

9/8/14—Chicago Loop Alliance and The Chicago Help Initiative release Resource Guide for individuals in critical need

8/18/14—Chicago Loop Alliance hosts meeting on upcoming State Street resurfacing project with Chicago Department of Transportation

8/18/14—Luftwerk transforms alley with light and water installation for Chicago Loop Alliance’s Loop Placemaking Initiative

7/22/14—ACTIVATE turns downtown alley into free public art celebration on Friday, August 1

7/1/14—Announcing Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation’s 10th Annual Gala

6/5/14—Pritzker Park programming, #CitySeats rotating tables and chairs activate downtown Chicago this summer

5/15/14—ACTIVATE turns downtown Chicago alley into free public art celebration on Thursday, June 5

4/16/14—ACTIVATE transforms iconic Chicago Loop alleys into free pop-up urban experiences five nights only in 2014

3/10/14—Vibrant group of Chicago artists announced for 12-week site-specific downtown arts series The Living Loop Performing Arts Festival

2/14/14—Loop Placemaking Initiative announced at Chicago Loop Alliance’s 2014 Annual Meeting

1/17/14—Chicago Loop Alliance presents The Olympic City on eve of 2014 Winter Olympics Feb. 6, 2014 as part of Pop-Up Art Loop

12/17/13—Chicago Loop Alliance announces The Living Loop Performing Arts Festival

11/20/13—Chicago Loop Alliance to host Leadership Forum with 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, Choose Chicago President/CEO Don Welsh, and President/CEO Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Theresa Mintle

11/11/13—Chicago Loop Alliance announces inaugural Strategic Action Plan

10/29/13—Chicago Loop Alliance’s cozy Holiday Hub welcomes visitors and shoppers in from the cold November 18 to December 24, 2013

10/21/13—Chicago Loop Alliance launches Street Team Ambassador program

9/19/13—Chicago Loop Alliance names new marketing director: non-profit marketing expert Marla Gamze

8/23/13—ACTIVATE turns downtown Chicago alley into free one-night-only urban celebration on Thursday, Sept. 12

8/22/13—Interactive “Give” sculpture unveiled on State Street at Chicago Loop Alliance’s The Gateway public plaza

7/25/13—Chicago Loop Alliance unveils CityScape artwork on State Street banners August 1

7/9/13—Chicago Loop Alliance to unveil Float mural on historic Century Building July 16

6/7/13—“The Gateway” opens in Chicago’s Loop

5/29/13—Zipcar and Chicago Loop Alliance launch Fueling Local Art

5/8/13—Chicago Loop Alliance announces new 17,000-square-foot Pop-Up Art Loop gallery in Block Thirty Seven building

4/16/13—Chicago Loop Alliance announces artists for May 2013 Pop-Up Art Loop galleries

4/2/13—Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop continues in 2013 with FREE First Thursdays gallery walks scheduled for May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5 and October 3 from 5-8 p.m.

2/27/13—Big Ten celebration transforms State Street

2/26/13—Chicago Loop Alliance announces launch of historic first strategic planning process at 8th Annual Meeting

2/8/13—Love Songs & Lights returns to State Street

11/26/12—Chicago Loop Alliance names new executive director: economic development expert Michael Edwards

Research & Reports:

2015 Annual Report

Transforming Wabash Report

2014 Annual Report

Higher Education in the Loop and South Loop (2014 Study)

Resource Guide 2014

2013 Annual Report

2013 State of the Chicago Loop: An Economic Profile

2013 Strategic Action Plan

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2011 Economic Study and Impact Report

2010 Annual Report