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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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 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: "Chicago Architecture Center Teen Fellows Reimagine The Gateway"

Chicago Architecture Center Teen Fellows Reimagine The Gateway

Posted 4 years 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 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: "First-Time Chicago Visitor Guide"

First-Time Chicago Visitor Guide

Posted 4 years 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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Read more of the article: "Burke, Blue Demons Celebrate Special Olympics"

Burke, Blue Demons Celebrate Special Olympics

Posted 4 years ago in Guest Blog

A global movement that impacts 5.3 million people in more than 170 countries reaches a crescendo this week at its Soldier Field birthplace.

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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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