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Read more of the article: "EQ Office brings interactive art installation to facade of Willis Tower"

EQ Office brings interactive art installation to facade of Willis Tower

Posted 4 days ago in Arts and Culture

3 MIN READ – On Tuesday, January 12, EQ Office revealed Atmospheric wave wall, a new cultural landmark created by globally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson. The first public art installation in...

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Read more of the article: "How to honor Black History Month in the Loop "

How to honor Black History Month in the Loop 

Posted 6 days ago in Trending, Family Friendly, Arts and Culture

3 MIN READ – The beautiful thing about Black history is that it’s still being made every day. Check out what these Loop businesses and organizations have to offer, and find a way to honor...

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Read more of the article: "Chicago-Themed Holiday Gifts"

Chicago-Themed Holiday Gifts

Posted 2 months ago in Arts and Culture, Trending

5 MIN READ – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but shopping for others can be daunting. Luckily, we’re here to help. This holiday season, get your loved...

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Read more of the article: "How to access arts and culture during COVID-19"

How to access arts and culture during COVID-19

Posted 4 months ago in Trending, Arts and Culture

11 MIN READ – While Chicagoans continue to avoid large gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is clear that while physical distancing is necessary, social connection is more...

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Read more of the article: "Which museums can you visit in the Loop?"

Which museums can you visit in the Loop?

Posted 4 months ago in Trending, Loop List, Arts and Culture

2 MIN READ – As autumn rolls in, museums are a great cultural respite, of course with strict guidelines in place. If you’re itching to get a dose of arts...

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Read more of the article: "What's open in the Loop?"

What's open in the Loop?

Posted 4 months ago in Trending, Arts and Culture, Restaurants and Dining

As regulations and guidelines continue to change, find out which establishments are open in the Loop. From restaurants to retailers and outdoor fun, there’s a lot you can enjoy safely...

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Read more of the article: "How one statue changed public art in the Loop forever"

How one statue changed public art in the Loop forever

Posted 8 months ago in Then and Now, Arts and Culture, Trending

The Chicago Picasso in Daley Plaza may be the strangest of the Loop’s many artistic landmarks. Over 50 years ago, on May 25, 1967, ground was being broken on the iconic Loop fixture,...

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Read more of the article: " 2020 ACTIVATE season canceled amid COVID-19 concerns"

2020 ACTIVATE season canceled amid COVID-19 concerns

Posted 9 months ago in Trending, Arts and Culture

2 MIN READ - Chicago Loop Alliance has canceled the 2020 season of ACTIVATE in response to COVID-19 concerns. This year would have marked the seventh season of the free...

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop's Public Art Guide"

Chicago Loop's Public Art Guide

Posted 10 months ago in Arts and Culture, Trending

2 MIN READ - Like an outdoor museum, the Chicago Loop is host to a stellar public art collection. It’s no surprise the arts in the Loop is a major...

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Read more of the article: "Tips and tricks to save on theater tickets"

Tips and tricks to save on theater tickets

Posted 11 months ago in Trending, Things to Do, Arts and Culture

3 MIN READ – The Chicago Loop’s much-beloved Theatre District is the second largest in the country and offers everything an arts and culture lover could hope to see—plays, musicals,...

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