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ACTIVATE
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Address: Chicago, IL 60603
  • Dates: 6/15/2017, 7/20/2017, 8/24/2017, 9/28/2017
  • Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) is proud to announce the return of its popular ACTIVATE series for a fourth summer. ACTIVATE transforms downtown alleys into creative exhibition spaces that bring artists and the public together for an evening of exploration, interaction, and celebration of the arts. This year, events are scheduled to take place on June 15, July 20, August 24 and September 28 from 5-10pm. Dates for ACTIVATE are subject to change. Specific location and event details will be posted two weeks prior at http://loopchicago.com/activate/dates.

    Off Street, the 2017 ACTIVATE theme, explores the ‘alleyness’ of alleys, making ACTIVATE site-specific by exploring the events’ setting. Each event will focus on an aspect of alley life and take advantage of the physical attributes of this very Chicago space. In addition to its practical functions, such as trash pickup and utility delivery, the alley is the “rec room of the block”, as architect Dan Weese says. In these civic spaces, children play, neighbors gossip and back alley deals transpire. Off Street invites the public to explore the pulse of daily life that the alley embodies.

ACTIVATE
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • 6/15/2017, 7/20/2017, 8/24/2017, 9/28/2017
  • Multiple Locations