This year's three-day festival included unforgettable performances from Chaka Khan, Tame Impala and Lauryn Hill
Chicago is celebrated as a cultural hub that is rich in community pride and for good reason: the city is booming with talented artists. From newcomers to veterans in the music industry, Chicago has brought up some of the freshest voices and most unique performers over the years. This year, ... More
Here’s a closer look at this city's most impressive art collections and exhibits
Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue artic.edu Clocking in at one million square feet, the Art Institute of Chicago is the second largest art museum in the country, following the Metropolitan. Book a tour through the museum for a guided walk through the ... More
With a host of collaborative spaces and pioneering programs, the City of Big Shoulders is quickly becoming the City of Big Ideas
Named for the year of the Great Chicago Fire, whose aftermath triggered historic and defining changes in the city’s urban planning and architecture, 1871 is a hub for tech entrepreneurs. Businesses select memberships based on their space and time needs; successful alumni include kCura, an e-discovery software company, ... More
A look at the unique creative oasis dreamed up by Joey Cacciatore
The Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen is the vision and personal project of Joey Cacciatore. Cacciatore’s father, a Chicago real estate tycoon, purchased the building in 1985, and what was once the world’s largest macaroni factory has now been transformed into a multipurpose cultural arts center and venue.
Cacciatore started ... More
Scott Schuman answered questions from fellow fashion lovers at Coach's Chicago boutique
Scott Schuman, the New York City–based blogger and fashion photographer better known as the Sartorialist to, well, sartorialists, fielded questions from the Sun Times' Susanna Negovan at a breakfast and Q&A at the recently renovated Michigan Avenue Coach boutique. The enthusiastic audience of photographers, stylists, writers ... More
Facing History and Ourselves hosts a private celebration for the launch of its new multimedia exhibit
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 200 partners, donors, and supporters of Facing History's new multimedia exhibition Choosing to Participate celebrated the show's SEpt. 24 opening at the Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center.
ABC 7 News co-anchor Cheryl Burton emceed the private event, which included chicken potpie and shepherd’s ... More
Take a ride on a boat cruise or visit one of the country’s oldest zoos
Bridgeport Art Center 1200 West 35th Street bridgeportart.com The Bridgeport Art Center hosts a variety of studio spaces for artists to rent, featuring workspaces for woodworking, metalwork and more. The center also hosts a gallery, but try and check it out on a Friday, when ... More