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Boozy Brunches in the Loop

Posted 7 days ago in Eat & Drink

There is nothing quite like rolling out of bed to join your friends for a giant brunch. It is an unquestionably amazing Sunday morning ritual, and there’s only one thing...

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Free Write Sound Vision

Introducing Free Write Sound & Vision: Bringing sound with a mission to ACTIVATE

Posted 11 days ago in Activate

All season long, thousands of workers, residents, and visitors in the Loop have enjoyed live music and DJs at Chicago Loop Alliance’s ACTIVATE series. What those ACTIVATE attendees may not...

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Chicago Loop Alliance in Beijing Sharing Industry Expertise

Chicago Loop Alliance in Beijing: Sharing Industry Expertise

Posted 12 days ago in Urban Condition

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) has been invited to share its expertise in downtown management at the Beijing Innovative Development Conference from September 13-15. The conference engages 200 business districts from...

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Washington and Wabash Station Turns 1: How the Street is Transforming

Posted 21 days ago in Urban Condition

Wabash in the Loop isn’t what it used to be—and its transformation is no accident.

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Activate TunnelVision projection

ACTIVATE Creates a ‘Sense of Place from Space’

Posted 32 days ago in Activate

A crowd gathered on a beautiful Thursday evening for another art and placemaking extravaganza in an alley tucked away by the Sullivan Center on Monroe Street. Under the theme TunnelVision, curated...

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5 MoCP Photos that Typify the Chicago Loop

Posted 33 days ago

As the only museum in the region dedicated to the exhibition of photography, many works in the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia Chicago are emblematic of the Midwest,...

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ACTIVATE Celebrates Chicago’s House Music Legacy

Posted 36 days ago in Activate

As a placemaking pop-up art program, ACTIVATE encourages people to see the Loop anew. And it didn’t fail to deliver at A.K.A. Power House as it transformed Garland Court into...

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The Gateway

Chicago Architecture Center Teen Fellows Reimagine The Gateway

Posted 39 days ago in Urban Condition

Summer might be a time of rest and relaxation for many Chicago Public Schools students, but the nine teenagers making up Chicago Architecture Center’s Teen Fellows program have chosen to...

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Introducing Party Noire

Introducing Party Noire: Producing ‘ACTIVATE: A.K.A. Power House’

Posted 43 days ago

Party Noire, an inclusive cultural hub celebrating Black femmes, queer women of color and Black womynhood along the gender spectrum, is joining Canvas Chicago in co-producing "ACTIVATE: A.K.A. Power House”...

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First Time Chicago Visitor Guide

First-Time Chicago Visitor Guide

Posted 59 days ago in Loop List

Welcome to Chicago, a city that rolls out the welcome mat and keeps you engaged throughout your stay. There is so much to see and do, and that can be...

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