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Last year the Chicago Cultural Mile Association launched one of Chicago’s most exciting, new initiatives, The Halloween Gathering Festival & Parade. This powerful event gathered Chicago’s vast and diverse creative communities for an afternoon festival culminating with a magical nighttime parade. Drawing together world-renowned institutions including The Field Museum
, the Art Institute of Chicago
and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
, as well as unique local organizations like Louder Than a Bomb
, Silent Theatre Company
and guilds of artists in assorted fields, this dramatic display activated Halloween as the “artist’s holiday” along one of the most prestigious cultural avenues in the world.