Crafting Your Experience
It’s that time of year, the leaves are changing and temperatures are dipping. Whether you prefer to spend your fall browsing unique museums or out and about in nature, there are plenty of ways to get into the season in Chicago.
Chicago has an amazing array of holiday events and activities. Check in here regularly to stay on top of the most exciting and interesting things to do each day to get you into the holiday spirit.
Once a distant suburb of Chicago where Swedish immigrants settled, Andersonville today retains it's deep cultural roots while also welcoming in a fun, funky new vibe. Locally-owned, independent, creative businesses thrive here, and there's a strong sense of unity among residents. Art, theater, music, food, festivals and a plethora of shopping options await in this historic Chicago neighborhood. (Cover photo credit: avillechamber via Instagram.)
You’ve most likely explored (or been told to visit) the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Kohl Children’s Museum, but what about the more hidden gems on Chicago’s North Shore? Whether you’re a resident or visitor, make time to visit these unique museums. You won’t regret it.
Hotel Versey is located in the center of the Belmont Theater District, you can catch a show by local upcoming artists while in Chicago.
When Chicagoans want some of the most exciting theatre, museums, dining and shopping in the city, they know they have to think outside the Loop — about five miles north, actually — and head to Lincoln Park. This sprawling, energetic neighborhood is not only home to its beautiful namesake park. It’s also composed of several cultural hubs, each known for unique, only-in-Chicago experiences that are sought after by locals and visitors alike.
Chicago is home to countless world renowned cultural institutions. The Art Institute of Chicago is no stranger to "best museums” list, but beyond Michigan Avenue there are many amazing galleries displaying works from heavy hitters like Keith Haring and Hebru Brantley. There’s something for everyone at these galleries, whether you’re simply an appreciator of art or a seasoned collector.
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Ambitious in its breadth and bold in its objective, Ten Thousand Ripples brings into question the social and political uses of public space and how they can be used to plants seeds of peace and understanding.
Established 150 years ago, Humboldt Park can be thought of as a living landmark with layers of history that reflect contributions by important landscape designers, architects, and artists. The most noteworthy, Danish immigrant Jens Jensen (1860 – 1951), revered the indigenous scenery of the Midwest and created the Prairie style of landscape architecture. Humboldt Park provided important grounds for his process of experimentation. Jensen went on to design estates for prominent businessmen such as Julius Rosenwald, Harold Florsheim, and Henry Ford. Join Julia Bachrach, former Chicago Park District historian and author of "The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks," on a journey to learn more about how Humboldt Park served as Jens Jensen’s Experimental Grounds.
Where do you go when you just want to escape it all? Follow James Beard award winner Matt Cunningham as he guides you to undiscovered, sometimes hidden places in Chicago where you can escape the pace of it all. Enjoy a peaceful moment, relax your body, your mind, and maybe even learn as you relax.
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