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

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Chicago, IL 60607

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Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Featured Services and Programs

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World Music Festival Chicago
City-wide • Various Locations
FREE • Sept. 11-21, 2014

World Music Festival Chicago (Seun Kuti pictured, Photo by: Johann Sauty)

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.

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

Most Recent News (Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Sep 18, 2014 Wired Fridays Returns to the Chicago Cultural Center this Fall
Sep 8, 2014 The Search Begins For Chicago's 2014 Christmas Tree
Sep 6, 2014 Kurt Elling, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City to Perform at Fifth Star Awards, Sept. 17 at Millennium Park
Sep 5, 2014 Chicago Cultural Center Pulls an All-Nighter
Aug 19, 2014 Juicebox and Wired Fridays Return to the Chicago Cultural Center on October 3
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