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Read more of the article: "Art on theMART to Light Up Chicago"

Art on theMART to Light Up Chicago

Posted 13 months ago in Arts and Culture

The Chicago Loop is home to some of the most famous large-scale art pieces in the world. In just a few days, Art on theMART, a curated series of digital...

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Read more of the article: "Boozy Brunches in the Loop"

Boozy Brunches in the Loop

Posted 13 months 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 weekend morning ritual, and there’s only one thing...

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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 13 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: "Chicago Loop Alliance in Beijing: Sharing Industry Expertise"

Chicago Loop Alliance in Beijing: Sharing Industry Expertise

Posted 13 months ago in Trending

Chicago Loop Alliance will share over-a-decade-long industry experience at the Beijing Innovative Development Conference.

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Read more of the article: "Washington and Wabash Station Turns 1: How the Street is Transforming"

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

Posted 14 months ago in Trending

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

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Read more of the article: "ACTIVATE Creates a ‘Sense of Place from Space’"

ACTIVATE Creates a ‘Sense of Place from Space’

Posted 14 months ago

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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Read more of the article: "5 MoCP Photos that Typify the Chicago Loop"

5 MoCP Photos that Typify the Chicago Loop

Posted 14 months 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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Read more of the article: "ACTIVATE Celebrates Chicago’s House Music Legacy"

ACTIVATE Celebrates Chicago’s House Music Legacy

Posted 14 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: "Chicago Architecture Center Teen Fellows Reimagine The Gateway"

Chicago Architecture Center Teen Fellows Reimagine The Gateway

Posted 14 months ago in Trending

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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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 15 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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