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EXPO Chicago Art Week in September 2014

Wednesday, 07-May-2014

CHICAGO EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, returns for its third year to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Sept. 18 – 21, 2014 after a successful fair in 2013 which reported vigorous sales and high collector attendance.

EXPO CHICAGO will once again feature more than 100 of the world’s leading galleries including one of the signature programs of the fair, Exposure, the emerging galleries showcase providing younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair.

In addition, EXPO CHICAGO presents the return of the /Dialogues lecture series; IN/SITU, a program of curated site-specific installations; EXPO VIDEO, a selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video and new media works; a dynamic VIP program; as well as Vernissage, the opening night preview benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Programming will extend beyond the exposition with the second annual EXPO ART WEEK (Sept. 15 – 21), as Chicago’s premiere cultural institutions join forces for a citywide celebration of art and culture. Attracting 30,000 visitors in its second year, EXPO CHICAGO continues to bridge a gap for Chicago’s contemporary arts community, helping to define the cultural future of Chicago and inspire the region’s collector base.



For more information about EXPO CHICAGO and EXPO ART WEEK (Monday Sept. 15 – Sunday Sept. 21), visit http://www.expochicago.com/.

Chicago Blues Festival June 6-9, 2013: “Rollin’ Up The River”

Tuesday, 19-Feb-2013

30th ANNUAL CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL THIS YEAR, JUNE 6-9 Shemekia Copeland and Bobby Rush Kicks-off the Festival’s Journey Up the Mississippi

The 30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival expands to four days with a special opening night concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park the evening of Thursday, June 6 featuring a line-up of the genre’s next generation headlined by Shemekia Copeland.   Friday, June 7 the festival moves to Grant Park where Bobby Rush kicks-off the festival’s journey from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago and the world.

The 2013 Chicago Blues Festival is “Rollin’ Up the River” celebrating the blues with a musical journey up the Mississippi.  Throughout the 1940s and 1950s there was a “great migration” of African Americans from the southern United States to Chicago.  During that period, the “delta blues” landed in the “the promised land,” establishing the foundation for the genre’s electric guitar sound known as the “Chicago blues” style.  The voyage will start in New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi on Friday then to Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday ending in Chicago on Sunday, where the blues electrified the world.


Chicago’s 176th Birthday Celebrated On Monday, March 4 At The Chicago History Museum

Tuesday, 19-Feb-2013

Chicago’s Official Birthday Party Features Jazz Music, American Indian Drumming, an Essay Contest—and Eli’s Cheesecake


Chicago’s had issues with fire in the past – so the city’s birthday cake will not have 176 candles this year. But even without the candles, there’ll be plenty of cake and a guaranteed “hot time” for everyone at Chicago’s official birthday party on Monday, March 4 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street.


Christmas Tree Lighting Chicago 2012

Wednesday, 10-Oct-2012

Wednesday, November 21 on Daley Plaza

The City of Chicago and UL, the city’s official safety partner, are proud to present the official start of the holiday season, with the 99th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Wednesday, November 21, 2012!  The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a highly-anticipated event drawing people of all ages to the heart of Chicago’s downtown “Loop.”


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