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Whether you are looking to promote your business, increase your network, or re-position your company within the Chicago business community, Chicago Loop Alliance has sponsorship opportunities to meet your needs.


State Street Destination Marketing Program

The State Street Destination Marketing Program invites businesses to create an immersive experience along State Street. The program which reaches an average of 1.75 million State Street visitors per week, utilizes oversized street banners, planter signs and a customizable light and sound installation to create a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors and brands alike.

ACTIVATE Sponsorship

ACTIVATE transforms alleys and other hidden-in-plain-sight spots into unexpected exhibition spaces – bringing artists and the public together for an evening of exploration, interaction, and celebration of the arts. Since the program launched in 2013, more than 61,000 people from nearly every Chicago neighborhood have experienced ACTIVATE. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available including on-site activations, sponsored murals, and more.

Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation’s Illumination Gala Sponsorship

The Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation Gala is an opportunity to engage with the city’s business and cultural leaders during a celebration of the Loop’s cultural community. Sponsorship opportunities are available at multiple levels and CLAF design benefits and programming that suits your individual corporate and community interests. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, a portion of a sponsorship is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation Project Sponsorship

Each year, Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation presents unique sponsorship opportunities for businesses to engage with the Loop community through public art and free cultural programming. In 2018, Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation partnered with the Terra Foundation to produce The Shape of Chicago – John Massey’s 1968 Banners Revisited. The Project inspired Chicago Public School students to think about art, design and public space through the lens of famous local artist John Massey. Student’s artwork was displayed on State Street in planter boxes under replications of Massey’s original work, and audio tracks of students discussing the inspiration for their designs were played over Chicago Loop Alliance’s Lightscape, a multisensory light and sound installation located in planter boxes along State Street.