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

Posted 4 years ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

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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Read more of the article: "ACTIVATE Celebrates Chicago’s House Music Legacy"

ACTIVATE Celebrates Chicago’s House Music Legacy

Posted 4 years ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

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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Read more of the article: "Introducing Party Noire: Producing ‘ACTIVATE: A.K.A. Power House’"

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

Posted 4 years ago in Arts and Culture, Fun for Free, Trending

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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Read more of the article: "‘The Shape of Chicago: John Massey’s 1968 Banners Revisited’"

‘The Shape of Chicago: John Massey’s 1968 Banners Revisited’

Posted 4 years ago in Arts and Culture

Fifty years ago, downtown Chicago was brightened by a campaign of striking, graphic banners by celebrated Chicago designer John Massey. On Aug. 1, State Street between Ida B. Wells Drive…

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Read more of the article: "Introducing Vincent Naples Curating ‘ACTIVATE TunnelVision’ as DreamBait"

Introducing Vincent Naples Curating ‘ACTIVATE TunnelVision’ as DreamBait

Posted 4 years ago in Arts and Culture, Fun for Free, Trending

Vincent Naples, who is curating “ACTIVATE: TunnelVision” under the project name DreamBait, will be lighting up the Sullivan Center alley with projections and other digital media on July 12.

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Read more of the article: "ACTIVATE Artist’s Corner Hot Kitchen"

ACTIVATE Artist’s Corner Hot Kitchen

Posted 4 years ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

Tell me about Hot Kitchen – what do you do, and how and when did the collective form?Katelyn Douglass: We formed in 2016, and are a theatre and performance group made up…

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Read more of the article: "Must-Go Summer Music Fests in the Loop"

Must-Go Summer Music Fests in the Loop

Posted 4 years ago in Arts and Culture, Music

The sound of summer in Chicago is the sound of music festivals. Although Lollapalooza is the apex of its kind, there are plenty of other music fests in the Chicago Loop for…

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Read more of the article: "Lollapalooza 2018: Mark Your Calendar and Start Planning"

Lollapalooza 2018: Mark Your Calendar and Start Planning

Posted 4 years ago in Arts and Culture

Lollapalooza 2018, one of the most prolific music festivals, is upon us. It’s high time you got your plan together to enjoy four days of music, heat and huge crowds…

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Read more of the article: "Introducing Canvas Chicago: Curators of ACTIVATE 2018"

Introducing Canvas Chicago: Curators of ACTIVATE 2018

Posted 4 years ago in Arts and Culture, Fun for Free, Trending

For the first time ever, Chicago Loop Alliance is teaming up with one curatorial team for the entire ACTIVATE season. Get to know the people behind Canvas Chicago, who under the 2018 theme, “(EVO)lution,”…

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