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

Maxwell Street Market
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)

High Alert Jan 21, 2016 Taste of Chicago Food Vendor Applications Now Available
High Alert Jan 7, 2016 Maxwell Street Market
High Alert Dec 29, 2015 City Festivals Request for Proposals (RFP)

Most Recent News (Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Feb 5, 2016 Up All Night With The “Beests” at the Chicago Cultural Center
Feb 2, 2016 Chicago Blues Festival to Celebrate Legendary Blues Guitarist Otis Rush
Jan 26, 2016 Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen with Photography by Lena Herzog
Jan 19, 2016 Present Standard at the Chicago Cultural Center January 30 – April 24, 2016
Jan 14, 2016 2016 Chicago DCASE Exhibition Schedule, Featuring Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests
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