Loop Chicago

Press Releases


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.

May 2017

5/11/2017 ACTIVATE returns, exploring the alley as the “rec room of the block” on Thursday, June 15

5/9/2017 Chicago Loop Alliance’s 2017 Downtown Futures Series continues with Get Outside!

February 2017

2/24/2017 Chicago Loop Alliance’s 2017 Downtown Futures Series kicks off with The Future of Retail

2/21/2017 Chicago Loop Alliance names new Marketing Director: destination marketing expert Mary Elizabeth Rankin

January 2017

1/18/2017 Chicago Loop Alliance names new Placemaking & Creative Manager: architecture and public programming expert Kate Keleman

1/5/2017 For the Love of Cities author Peter Kageyama announced as keynote speaker for the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation’s 2017 Annual Meeting

December 2016

12/15/2016 Chicago Loop Alliance generates nearly $900,000 in estimated economic impact to Loop businesses with 2016 ACTIVATE alley event series

November 2016

11/14/2016 Chicago Loop Alliance unveils pop-up sculpture at The Gateway public plaza on State Street

October 2016

10/17/2016 Holiday visitors to Chicago can #UnwrapTheLoop to win festive prizes from Chicago Loop Alliance partners

September 2016

9/29/2016 ACTIVATE celebrates final alley event of the season with live animal exhibition, light Installations and music

August 2016

8/16/2016 Chicago Loop Alliance’s Downtown Futures Series continues with Experiential City

July 2016

7/21/2016 Chicago Loop Alliance’s ACTIVATE: SEE transforms downtown alley with visual experience led by light, color and shadow Friday, August 5

May 2016

5/31/2016 ACTIVATE brings “silent disco” to downtown Chicago alley on Thursday, June 9

5/31/2016 Chicago Loop Alliance’s Downtown Futures Series continues with Chicago's Autonomous Future

March 2016

3/31/2016 Chicago Loop Alliance’s Downtown Futures Series kicks off with Big Data. Big City.

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 CDOT commissioner and Start-Up City author Gabe Klein announced as keynote speaker for Chicago Loop Alliance’s 2016 Annual Meeting

November 2015

11/17/2015 Elfies take over Downtown Chicago

August 2015

8/13/2015 ACTIVATE Turns Downtown Alley into Steampunk Journey Thursday, August 27

June 2015

6/29/2015 New Never 2501 mural unveiled July 6 in Chicago as part of outdoor series from acclaimed street artists

6/8/2015 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

6/3/2015 Chicago Loop Alliance’s ACTIVATE turns downtown alley into immersive art exhibition from Chicago Design Museum on Friday, June 12

April 2015

4/30/2015 ACTIVATE kicks off the summer with interactive artwork and music in downtown Chicago alley on Friday, May 15

4/15/2015 ACTIVATE returns this summer to transform Chicago Loop alleys into free pop-up urban experiences

4/2/2015 Chicago Loop Alliance hosts public Leadership Forum on the Park Effect: the economic impact of public space

March 2015

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

3/2/2015 Chicago Loop Alliance announces final Transforming Wabash Report

December 2014

12/12/2014 Chicago Loop Alliance generates nearly $400,000 in estimated economic impact to Loop businesses with ACTIVATE alley event series

November 2014

11/24/2014 Chicago Loop Alliance provides holiday home for downtown Chicago deals and events at LoopChicago.com/Holidays

October 2014

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

September 2014

9/8/2014 Chicago Loop Alliance and The Chicago Help Initiative release Resource Guide for individuals in critical need

August 2014

8/18/2014 Luftwerk transforms alley with light and water installation for Chicago Loop Alliance’s Loop Placemaking Initiative

8/18/2014 Chicago Loop Alliance hosts meeting on upcoming State Street resurfacing project with Chicago Department of Transportation

July 2014

7/22/2014 ACTIVATE turns downtown alley into free public art celebration on Friday, August 1

7/1/2014 Announcing Chicago Loop Alliance's 10th Annual Gala

June 2014

6/5/2014 Pritzker Park programming, #CitySeats rotating tables and chairs activate downtown Chicago this summer

May 2014

5/15/2014 ACTIVATE turns downtown Chicago alley into free public art celebration on Thursday, June 5

April 2014

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

March 2014

3/10/2014 Vibrant group of Chicago artists announced for 12-week site-specific downtown arts series The Living Loop Performing Arts Festival

February 2014

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

January 2014

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

December 2013

12/17/2013 Chicago Loop Alliance announces The Living Loop Performing Arts Festival

November 2013

11/20/2013 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

11/11/2013 Chicago Loop Alliance announces inaugural Strategic Action Plan

October 2013

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

10/21/2013 Chicago Loop Alliance launches Street Team Ambassador program

September 2013

9/19/2013 Chicago Loop Alliance names new marketing director: non-profit marketing expert Marla Gamze

August 2013

8/23/2013 ACTIVATE turns downtown Chicago alley into free one-night-only urban celebration on Thursday, Sept. 12

8/22/2013 Interactive “Give” sculpture unveiled on State Street at Chicago Loop Alliance’s The Gateway public plaza

July 2013

7/25/2013 Chicago Loop Alliance unveils CityScape artwork on State Street banners August 1

7/9/2013 Chicago Loop Alliance to unveil Float mural on historic Century Building July 16

June 2013

6/7/2013 “The Gateway” opens in Chicago’s Loop

May 2013

5/29/2013 Zipcar and Chicago Loop Alliance launch Fueling Local Art

5/8/2013 Chicago Loop Alliance announces new 17,000-square-foot Pop-Up Art Loop gallery in Block Thirty Seven building

April 2013

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

4/2/2013 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.

February 2013

2/27/2013 Big Ten celebration transforms State Street

2/26/2013 Chicago Loop Alliance announces launch of historic first strategic planning process at 8th Annual Meeting

2/8/2013 Love Songs & Lights returns to State Street

November 2012

11/26/2012 Chicago Loop Alliance names new executive director: economic development expert Michael Edwards

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11/30/-0001 Chicago Loop Alliance’s Downtown Futures Series kicks off with Big Data. Big City.

11/30/-0001 Chicago Loop Alliance’s 2017 Downtown Futures Series kicks off with The Future of Retail