Archive for 'Public Art and Outdoor Sculpture'

175 Ways to Love Chicago: Geoffrey Baer’s 5 Hidden Chicago Treasures

From hidden murals to incredible relics, there’s even more to Chicago than meets the eye. Learn about Chicago’s history and public art as you follow WTTW host Geoffrey Baer on a quest to discover five of Chicago’s hidden treasures.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Be Inspired By Chicago

Follow visual artist Christine Simpson Forni as she shares 5 ways to get inspired by Chicago, as well as places you can go to see artists at work.

Snow Days Chicago Presents Free Fun for the Whole Family

When was the last time you waddled in step with a penguin, watched a team of dogs pull a sled with ease, or witnessed an artist transforming snow into a beautiful sculpture? Put on your puffy coat and head to Navy Pier this weekend, where you can see all this (and more!) during Snow Days [...]

5 Things To Do Around…the United Center!

From murals telling the history of proud workers to a world-class arena for professional sports and entertainment, there’s so much to see and do around the United Center! Treat yourself to something sweet: At BomBon Café (36 S. Ashland Ave.) you can not only sample custom cakes, sweets and pastries, but also enjoy something savory [...]

7 Things to Do in…Pilsen!

From a museum dedicated to Mexican Fine Art, to 30+ artist galleries, and colorful murals around every turn; to food options ranging from authentic tacquerias to upscale brunch and hipster cafes and bars, there’s so much to do in Pilsen! – See Mexican art at the country’s largest Latino Cultural Center: The National Museum of Mexican [...]

5 Things to Do in…Greektown!

From authentic Greek food to a journey through the history of Chicago’s Greek community, there’s so much to do in Greektown! – Savor a taste of Greece: Start your Greektown adventure with a delicious cup of coffee or tea at Artopolis (306 S. Halsted St.). This bustling café/bakery/shop has three kitchens to keep food flying [...]

5 Things to Do in…Little Italy!

From Al’s Italian Beef to tributes to Joe DiMaggio and Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Jane Addams, there’s so much to see and do in Little Italy! Follow DiMaggio to Olympic Gold: Statues of important Italian figures are seen around Little Italy’s main stretch along and near Taylor Street on Chicago’s West Side. A statue of famed baseball [...]

7 Things to Do in…Ashburn!

From a cake and candy to hearty sausages, there’s so much to enjoy eating in Ashburn! Discover where Frango Mints are made and answer some hip hop trivia along the way by a completing a challenge from the Explore Chicago Music Trek for SCVNGR, a free game for your mobile phone! Take a cake walk: [...]

6 Things to Do…in the West Loop!

From giant sandwiches to tiny French pastries, there’s so much to eat, see, and do in the West Loop! Catch a train to France: If you need to take a Metra train from or into Ogilvie station in the West Loop, you can end or begin your day’s journey with a trip to Chicago’s new [...]

6 Things to Do in…Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood

Chicago’s Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood neighborhoods are adjacent to Beverly in Chicago’s south side. Here are 6 things to see and do in the area: See and Make Art at the Beverly Arts Center: Located in the neighborhoods of Beverly and Morgan Park, the Beverly Arts Center (2407 W. 111th St.) is a bustling multi-disciplinary arts center, which [...]