Art News & Views

Podcast Friday - Bad at Sports

Chicago  Today is Podcast Friday which means I am spotlighting a podcast, vidcast or radio program for you to check out. The cool thing about podcasts is that you can listen to it whenever you want, take it...
Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing, James Watkins

Enjoy Free Days Now - Rate Increases at Two Chicago Museums

On Wednesday both the Museum of Science & Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago were given approval to increase their rates, although Chicago residents are still getting a break. Fortunately...

2012 One of a Kind Show and Sale

River NorthOne of a Kind Show and Sale is taking up an entire floor of Merchandise Mart from December 6 through December 9.  More than 600 artisans from all over North America are selling their hand-made goods...

Around the World in 175+ Films

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleOctober is a great month for a number of reasons. Before global warming, October was the month when fall was in full swing. Hugh Jackman, Tom Petty, and (ZOMG) Josh Hutcherson were born in October!...

The Photo Show at Cole's

Logan SquareFor the last two and a half years Cole's Bar has featured local artists on its walls. Their next exhibit, opening August 20, is their first photography-only display. You can meet the artists that...
Join the Chicago Photography Center for a visit to a Blueberry Farm

"Pic" a Peck of Blueberries: Blueberry Farm Visit for Chicago Photography Center

When I was a kid we used to visit U-Pick-It farms. I've got fond memories of those trips, especially the taste of the fresh, ripe fruit that I picked myself. I hadn't hit my shutterbug days yet, but...
Color Jam; Photo courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance

The Loop Is Jammin' With Color

The LoopWe're used to traffic jams in the Loop. This summer they're going to be a lot more colorful. Today the Chicago Loop Alliance unveiled Color Jam, and art installation by Jessica Stockholder. Buildings...

100 Days Of Chicago: Vote for our Top 10!

ChicagoFor the last 100 days a different photo of Chicago has been featured on our home page. There are shots of neighborhoods, the skyline, our river and lake, and, of course, the "bean". They're gorgeous...
Photo courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art

Free Admission at Museum of Contemporary Art; NATO Museum Closings

Grant Park | Museum Campus, Magnificent Mile | Streeterville, Hyde ParkTomorrow the Museum of Contemporary Art is offering free admission in honor of "Art Museum Day". This is followed by closings Saturday through Monday. Other museums that are being closed due to the...

Celebrate Spring with Moonshine + Monet

Lincoln ParkI can’t wait for drinks on Hotel Lincoln’s rooftop bar, but spring is shaping up to be just as volatile as winter and most chic outdoor dates are on hold. So until Mother Nature gets her house in...

DCASE Announces Two Public Art Town Hall Meetings

The Loop, Washington ParkThe Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced two Public Art Town Hall Meetings to discuss the Chicago Cultural Plan. Attendees will learn about the Chicago Cultural Plan,...

Get Inked at the Chicago Tattoo Convention

RosemontTattoos are one of my favorite art forms. From the slick skater with jet black hair and “sleeves” to the suburban doctor with a hidden tattoo, you never know who has a tattoo and why they got it. If...

Get Creative at the Creative Chicago Expo

The LoopCreativity flows through the Chicago and it’s the source of our growth. From the growing tech start-ups and our Michelin starred culinary scene to the nationally recognized film and art industry, it’...

A Summer Of Rocking, Performing And Laughing For Teens

Chicago, Chicago Area, Downtown, Lakeview, North, IllinoisThe Second City Training Center and School of Rock Chicago team up to introduce Rock City Camp: An Opera of Rock, a stage-writing performance camp for teens aged 14-19, beginning July 7. Over two...
Ravinia

Ravinia Announces the 2014 Summer Of Love, Season of Stars

Chicago Area, North Suburbs, Suburbs, Highland Park, IllinoisWhen the wind chill in Chicago is 20 below it sure is nice to have a reason to stop shivering and think about summer.  Ravinia just announced more than 130 events June 5 - September 14, including...

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