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ACTIVATE 2019 - Backstage

Peek behind the curtain in the Loop's most unexpected places with ACTIVATE: Backstage. In celebration of the City of Chicago's Year of Chicago Theatre, join Chicago Loop Alliance for a series of four summer nights inspired by the art of performance. Experience interactive art, live music, and immersive audience participation in unusual urban spaces around the Loop.


Launched in 2014 as a placemaking initiative, ACTIVATE is a series of pop-up arts programs that encourage visitors to see the Loop anew. The event transforms alleys and other urban locations into creative exhibition spaces that bring artists and the public together for an evening of exploration, interaction, and celebration of the arts. Events take place once a month from June through September and are free and open to the public.