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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

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800 S. Desplaines St.
Chicago, IL 60607

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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

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Most Recent News (Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Jul 2, 2015 The 57th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show – August 15 & 16
Jul 2, 2015 Archibald Motley and Chicago House Music among highlights of the 2015 Summer DCASE Exhibitions
Jul 1, 2015 In The Kitchen with Mariano’s Hosts Cooking Demonstrations by Celebrity Chefs and others at Taste of Chicago, July 8-12
Jul 1, 2015 “Food For Thought” at Taste of Chicago
Jun 26, 2015 17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago Celebrates Diverse International Musicians September 11-22
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