Ice Skating at Millennium Park presented by Hilton opens for the season

Opening Day Program to Showcase Skating Performances at 11am Other Programming Includes Free Ice Skating Lessons and DJ Nights Chicago, IL, 2019-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ice Skating at Millennium Park presented by Hilton opens for the season (weather permitting) at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink on Friday, November 15. At 11am, a special program will feature performances by the… Read the full press release

Millennium Park Foundation announces two new sculpture exhibitions opening in the Boeing Galleries this September

New works by Edra Soto and Christine Tarkowksi will be on display in the Boeing Galleries from late September through 2021 Chicago, IL, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Millennium Park Foundation and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are pleased to announce two new sculpture exhibitions opening on Monday, September 23, in the Boeing Galleries… Read the full press release

DCASE announces the lineup for the daylong YAS! Fest on Saturday, September 21

The free-admission festival presented by Allstate Insurance Company includes performances by hip hop star Tink, OSTON, The Era, Mariachi Herencia de México, CircEsteem, Chicago Public Library YOUmedia and many more Chicago, IL, 2019-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is thrilled to announce the lineup for the… Read the full press release

The 2019 Taste of Chicago Presented by DoorDash Delivered More Than a “Taste of” Good Food, Music, Theatre and Arts

Chicago’s iconic Summer festival returns for its 40th year July 8–12, 2020, in Grant Park Chicago, IL, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The 39th Annual Taste of Chicago presented by DoorDash didn’t miss a beat or a bite with extraordinary culinary and cultural offerings. The festival featured more than 300 menu items from 80 eateries,… Read the full press release

DCASE: Kwame Amoaku appointed as Director of the Chicago Film Office

As the diversity of the film industry continues to grow, 25-year industry veteran Amoaku is first African-American to head up this vital role CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today (July 15, 2019) announced Kwame Amoaku as Director of the Chicago Film Office. Amoaku… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago announces “The Big Deal” summer festivities at the historic Maxwell Street Market on Sunday, August 4

The Family-Friendly Day Features New Vendors, Art Activities, Music and More Chicago, IL, 2019-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce that shopping and street fair will go up a notch at “The Big Deal” on Sunday, August 4, at the historic Maxwell Street… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago announces free cultural events this summer celebrating Chicago’s Latino communities

Series of free movies, music, markets, dance, and theatre events kick off June 11 to celebrate Chicago’s Latino communities Chicago, IL, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today (June 11, 2019) announced dozens of free cultural events this summer celebrating… Read the full press release

Chicago City presents the summer season of Chicago City Markets

The market season kicks off on Thursday, May 9, at Daley Plaza featuring the unveiling of the winning design of the COUNTRY Financial® Reusable Bag Contest Chicago, IL, 2019-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to present the summer season of Chicago City Markets. Chicago City Markets… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces the highlights of Millennium Park’s 2019 summer season

The 15th Summer Season will Feature the Year of Chicago Theatre, Latinx Arts and Culture, the Grant Park Music Festival’s 85th Season and an Upgraded Outdoor Concert Sound System Chicago, IL, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce… Read the full press release

The city of Chicago announces $1 million in foundation support for the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre

First-of-its-kind in U.S., citywide initiative will shine a spotlight on Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene Chicago, IL, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres today (February 11, 2019) announced $1 million in foundation support for the 2019 Year… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago announces a kickoff event for the Year of Chicago Theatre — “It’s Showtime, Chicago” on Monday, February 11

The first-of-its-kind initiative will kickoff on February 11 at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of Chicago Theatre Week Chicago, IL, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres are pleased to announce “It’s Showtime, Chicago” – a kickoff… Read the full press release

The city of Chicago announces the transformation of Legler Branch Library into a regional library for the west side

A new public art fund will also be established as part of the sale of Kerry James Marshall’s “Knowledge & Wonder” which currently hangs in the Legler branch Chicago, IL, 2018-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (October 1, 2018) joined Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon and Department of Cultural Affairs… Read the full press release

35 outstanding young artists selected for Chicago’s 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor 35 outstanding young artists selected for the city’s 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll at a private reception tonight, August 8, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Recognized for their creative leadership and exceptional artistic talents, the young… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announce expanded full lineup for the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival from August 24–September 2 in Millennium Park

Chicago, 2018-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Jazz Institute of Chicago are is pleased to announce the expanded full lineup for the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival from August 24–September 2 in Millennium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) and at venues throughout the city. With six additional… Read the full press release

DCASE launches #BornCreative Campaign to highlight work of Chicago’s young artists

Year of Creative Youth Features the Work and Talent of Young Artists at Exhibitions, Events and Festivals Throughout the Year Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2018 as the Year of Creative Youth – a citywide celebration of Chicago’s young artists and… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces Millennium Park’s 2018 summer season Schedule

Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce the dates for Millennium Park’s 2018 summer season which runs from May through September. Millennium Park will offer traditional favorites like the Chicago House Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Music Festival,… Read the full press release

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announces its 2016/2017 IncentOvate Program grant recipients

Competitive Grants Totaling $550,000 Awarded to Eight Cultural Projects in Chicag CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce its 2016/2017 IncentOvate Program grant recipients: the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Media, Illinois Humanities, the Museum of Contemporary Art… Read the full press release

City of Chicago: 112-year-old George Washington Monument at Martin Luther King Drive and 51st Street fully restored

Chicago, 2016-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Just in time to honor one of our country’s first and most honorable veterans on Veterans Day, the City of Chicago announces the completion of the restoration of the 112-year-old George Washington Monument at Martin Luther King Drive and 51st Street. The bronze sculpture of Washington, astride a… Read the full press release

103rd Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting on November 18 headlined by STOMP

The Scholla family of Wauconda will light their 69-Foot Norway Spruce at the 103rd Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting on November 18 in Millennium Park CHICAGO, 2016-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago is pleased to announce that this year’s official Chicago Christmas Tree is a 69-foot Norway Spruce donated by the… Read the full press release

DCASE: local Chicago filmmaker Daniel Nearing takes year-long residency at the Chicago Film Office

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce local Chicago filmmaker Daniel Nearing as the inaugural Independent Film Initiative (IFI) Filmmaker in Residence at the Chicago Film Office. Nearing was selected for both his filmmaking experience and his commitment to sharing Chicago stories… Read the full press release