5020 South Cornell Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 +1 773 324 5520
Hyde Park Art Center prides itself for providing an outlet for visual art lovers in Chicago to exhibit and purchase works. Formed in 1939, success has been a part and parcel of the center for nearly three-quarters of a century. Not only seasoned artists but budding painters, sculptors and photographers have a chance to showcase their works at the welcoming walls of the gallery. Aside from visual arts, events on poetry, music and writing help audiences explore the different mediums of creativity.
2156 North Tripp Avenue Chicago, IL 60639 +1 312 744 2400
This site is of great interest to Disney buffs and animation fans alike. Disney's father, Elias, had wanderlust in his bones, moving across the country in search of a better life for his growing family. In 1892, he settled on Chicago's North Side and built this house to his wife's specifications. Rumor has it that Elias was a carpenter on the World's Exposition. Walt Disney attended McKinley High School and later took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. The city considers declaring this house a landmark building; however, the family who lives here resists the idea in the interest of privacy. Please use common sense, and do not disturb them on your visit.
3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60618 +1 312 555 5555
Constellation introduces Windy City to some of the best in performing arts from across the globe - from traditional Ethiopian musicians, Melaku Belay Fendika, to Chicago's own Creative Crossings. Classical acts share space on the calendar with contemporary works that contribute to an eclectic program. Other artists in their previous lineups have included Josh Berman and His Gang, Joshua Abrams Quartet and Glenn Jones. This venue occupies what was formerly the Viaduct Theater and is also home to Links Hall.
At Alderaan, be ready to listen to some original tunes by indie rock, pop and punk bands, who make a stop here while on tour. Located on North Kildare Avenue, the venue is one of the safest house venues in the city. To the delight of the music lovers, this small, do-it-yourself venue has hosted famous bands like Coke Bust, Dowsing, Divine Right and Math the Band in the past. So gear up for many such performances at Alderaan.
1400 North Sacramento Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 +1 312 742 7549
Named after the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, the Humboldt Park lays sprawled over a massive area of 207 acres (83.7 hectares) in the neighborhood of the same name. The construction of the park began in the 1870s based on the designs of well-known architect, William Le Baron Jenney, but by the time the park was opened, in 1877, there had been tremendous contributions made by other known talents like Jens Jensen. Today, this park is a hub of activity with locals coming here for a walk in its sheltering greens, or to play baseball, tennis or basketball, or, perhaps, discover the neighborhood's rich Puerto Rican culture at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture. Call to know more.
2526 West Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60612 +1 312 742 7534
A modest square of a park, Smith (Joseph Higgins) Park lays spread over 9.82 acres (3.9 hectares) in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of the city. Though small in size, this park comes equipped with a range of facilities, including baseball fields, tennis courts, a playground, and also a water spray. Call to know more.
West Logan Boulevard At North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647
Built to celebrate the 100th year of the merging of the state of Illinois with the Union, the Illinois Centennial Monument is an iconic column, located in the prominent Logan Square neighborhood of the city. The Doric style of architecture is the mastermind of Henry Bacon, the man who designed other iconic monuments like the Lincoln Memorial. The reliefs around the base of the column, designed and sculpted by Evelyn Beatrice Longman, denote scenes from the State's early history; and the eagle at the top is the State's, and the country's, symbol, thus completing the symbolism of a merger. The monument also is the venue for cultural events, like the Boulevard Bash. Do pay a visit to this marvel of architectural and historic significance.
1741 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 278 7677
The exhibits and performance venue for Near NorthWest Arts Council (NNWAC), the Acme Art Woks features the works of different contemporary artists. Works displayed are in different media such as sculpture, art, live performances and more. Check website for latest schedules.
2408 North Kedzie Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 276 0099
Imagine having your dream wedding in a former masonic building or celebrating your birthday in a place that once was home to none other than the Knights of the Templar! The Mansion is about all this and more. Referred to as the 'Emerald Necklace of Chicago', The Mansion is basically a special-events venue replete with facilities to host everything from wedding ceremonies and birthday and anniversary parties to musical concerts and christenings. The chateau-like facade features banquet rooms, large party spaces and two auditoriums with stages. The ornate decor, the artwork and the deep historical dwellings of the place are extremely attractive and are sure to keep you coming back to the place!
601 West Kinzie Street Chicago, IL 60616 +1 312 742 7529(City Park Council)
Spread over but 1 acres (0.5 hectares), the Park No. 551, popularly called the Fulton River Park, packs a lot for its size. It may not have too many facilities, save for a playground, it does play a vital role of bringing the community together for events like Sonic Playground and Movies in the Park. Call to know more.
The Auditorium Building has been a major historic landmark of
Chicago since 1890. Back then, architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan created a hotel, several offices and the wonderful Auditorium Theater inside this masterpiece construction the building was considered ...
The exquisite chandeliers high above the Rococo interior peer down
on you with pomp and grandeur in the elegant lobby. Built in 1927, this hotel reflects an era that once defined opulence in America with all the modern amenities, ...
Chicago's First Lady is the official boat tour of the
Chicago Architecture Foundation, this cruise is the best place to learn more about of Chicago's glorious buildings. If architecture and buildings don't do it for you, perhaps the views ...