Activate: A Celebration of the Senses


Activate: A Celebration of the Senses

Unlike your typical art shows, we won’t ask you to refrain from touching the artwork.

We want you to touch, bounce, poke, and play with the art.

Each monthly ACTIVATE event will feature uniquely curated experiences, live performances, and art for people to explore.


Each month from May through October, one of the five senses will come alive through an exploration of art, music and lights in some of the Loop’s most unexpected places. Admission to ACTIVATE is free and attendees can RSVP in advance for one free beer or wine (21+). Additional beer and wine can be

purchased for $5 (cash only).

ACTIVATE is an economic development and placemaking initiative of Chicago Loop

Alliance. To learn more about ACTIVATE and Chicago Loop Alliance click here.

Mark Your Calendar:
Locations to be announced two weeks prior to the event. RSVP to be the first to know! RSVP includes one complimentary drink ticket per registered attendee (21+). Good for beer or wine.Must present order confirmation at event to redeem.

May 13
June 9 // RSVP for HEAR
July 14 // RSVP for SMELL
August 5 // RSVP for SEE
September 15 // RSVP for TASTE
October 13 // RSVP for CELEBRATE