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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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Cultural Affairs and Special Events

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Great Chicago Fire Festival
Chicago River and City-wide 
FREE • Oct. 4, 2014

Great Chicago Fire Festival

Chicago Artists Month
Various Locations
Sept. 27-Oct. 31, 2014

Chicago Artists Month

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.

Alerts (Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Low Alert Dec 5, 2013 Cultural Advisory Council Meeting Schedule for 2014

Most Recent News (Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Sep 25, 2014 “Chicago Made” Fall Music Showcase Will Feature Chicago Music Acts The O’my’s, Psalm One, Alex Wiley, Paper Thick Walls At Thalia Hall On October 15
Sep 24, 2014 Juicebox Series kicks-off at Chicago Cultural Center on October 3
Sep 24, 2014 19th Annual Chicago Artists Month Celebrates Creatives who are “Crossing Borders”
Sep 22, 2014 Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week Premier Events Announced
Sep 18, 2014 Wired Fridays Returns to the Chicago Cultural Center this Fall
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