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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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Alerts (Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Severe Alert Jul 1, 2016 Taste of Chicago Concert Seating Tickets On Sale Now!
Severe Alert May 20, 2016 Taste of Chicago Celebrity Chef du Jour Tickets On Sale Now!
High Alert Jun 13, 2016 Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for Corporate Partnership Asset Inventory and Valuation

Most Recent News (Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Jun 27, 2016 Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen Hosts Cooking Demonstrations by Celebrity Chefs and Others at Taste Of Chicago, July 6-10
Jun 27, 2016 “Food For Thought” at Taste of Chicago
Jun 20, 2016 Chicago Creates New Independent Film Initiative to Support Local Filmmakers
Jun 15, 2016 The 58th Annual Chicago Air And Water Show – August 20 & 21
Jun 15, 2016 Paul Catanese: Visible From Space
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