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Read more of the article: "Short-Cuts: A New Pop-Up Art Experience to Activate Chicago’s Pedway"

Short-Cuts: A New Pop-Up Art Experience to Activate Chicago’s Pedway

Posted 7 months ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

Chicago Loop Alliance will introduce Short-Cuts as its new placemaking initiative this season.

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Read more of the article: "BrightView Finds, Transports, and Installs Chicago Christmas Tree"

BrightView Finds, Transports, and Installs Chicago Christmas Tree

Posted 7 months ago in Fun for Free

It just wouldn’t be the winter holidays in Chicago without the city’s iconic Christmas Tree.

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA Conference"

Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA Conference

Posted 7 months ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

Chicago Loop Alliance’s placemaking efforts recognized as an “immersive urban experience and a best practice of how to create mini destinations.”

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Read more of the article: "Introducing Free Write Sound & Vision: Bringing sound with a mission to ACTIVATE"

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

Posted 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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: "Introducing Vincent Naples Curating ‘ACTIVATE TunnelVision’ as DreamBait"

Introducing Vincent Naples Curating ‘ACTIVATE TunnelVision’ as DreamBait

Posted 12 months 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 13 months 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: "Introducing Canvas Chicago: Curators of ACTIVATE 2018"

Introducing Canvas Chicago: Curators of ACTIVATE 2018

Posted 14 months 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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