Chicago Cultural Center Welcome Center

Open Daily 10am-5pm, Free Admission

Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor North

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Visit the Welcome Center off the Randolph Street (North) lobby for a cultural orientation featuring Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events programming in Millennium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center and beyond in the Millennium Park Campus and around the city of Chicago.

Check out the current CULTURE SNAPS in the Welcome Center and then nominate your favorite neighborhood cultural asset to be a 2022 SNAP!

CULTURE SNAPS features people, places and things nominated and recognized for a cultural contribution to their neighborhood’s vitality. CULTURE SNAPS celebrates cultural assets in Chicago’s varied and vibrant 77 community areas. SNAPS can be given to your local puppeteer, the house on the block with sculptural installations in the yard, the neighborhood culture compiler who sends out a newsletter, the local arts supporter who your community relies upon, +++.

Know a person, place or thing in your neighborhood that deserves a SNAP?  Nominate now https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QVZ87LV

 

Current 2022 CULTURE SNAPS

 

Beverly Area Arts Alliance

Coordinating art focused events and projects that foster collaboration between artists and the Beverly/Morgan Park community, The Beverly Area Arts Alliance advances Beverly as a hub of culture and creativity on Chicago’s Far South Side working with community leaders, organizations and artists to create a vibrant environment in which to live and do business.

Public Engagement Events

  • July 1 & 2, 2022: 2-3pm
  • July 15 & 16, 2022: 2-3pm

 

CodeCreate

Engaging an audience in meaningful considerations of intersections of art, technology and other forms of diversity, CodeCreate coaches students in basic circuitry, media and performing arts, robotics and computer programming, illustration and 3D design. Our workshops cover a variety of topics, leveraging youths’ interests, passions, knowledge and creativity.

Public Engagement Events

  • September 30 & October 1, 2022: 2-3pm
  • October 14 & 15, 2022: 2-3pm

 

CULTURE SNAPS Celebration Event

September 16, 2022: 2-3pm

 

Divine Purpose Fine Arts

Offering affordable arts programming that supports young people in the development of their unique skills and talents in the performing arts and encourages them to express their gifts through the artistry of performance. Divine Purpose Fine Arts also offers affordable rental space for community organizations and individuals for meetings and private events.

Public Engagement Events

  • August 5 & 6, 2022: 2-3pm
  • August 19 & 20, 2022: 2-3pm

 

Louis Barak Studios

Louis Barak’s artwork incorporates subject matter from his own experiences and includes a range of positive and negative themes ranging from disenfranchised youth, racism, antisemitism, and addiction to the beauty of life, love, and family. He strives for his work to be both pleasing and provocative and aims to provide his audience with both a beautiful visual and an intellectual challenge.

Public Engagement Events

  • November 11 & 12, 2022: 2-3pm
  • November 25 & 26, 2022: 2-3pm

 

M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ teaches TAPs history, represents its culture and advocates for its future. M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy and the Chicago Tap Summit provide scholarships via the Studio-to-Stage Pipeline program, arrange national and international touring performance opportunities for Youth Apprentices, lead workshops and education events free of charge and provide a state-of-the-art studio and cultural space for the arts to the Bronzeville and greater South Side communities. The company composed of young, versatile tap dancers from all over Chicago, ages 15 to 44, spreads the love of TAP worldwide.

Public Engagement Events

  • February 3 & 4, 2023: 2-3pm
  • February 17 & 18, 2023: 2-3pm

 

Redtwist Theater

Creating theater in Edgewater since 1994, Redtwist is just as much a part of the community as it is a part of us. Intimate performances in Redtwist’s little black box theatre are designed to place the theatre patron in the midst of the stories we tell, making them accessible and riveting. We strive for excellence with every project, and proactively endeavor to take risks creating intense, edgy, and thrilling theatre, serving Chicago’s Edgewater community.

Public Engagement Events

  • March 3 & 4, 2023: 2-3pm
  • March 17 & 18, 2023: 2-3pm

 

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Supporting the history, culture, vibrancy, and identity of communities of color in greater Chicago, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC) is the longest-standing Latino cultural center in Chicago. SRBCC offers weekly and monthly percussion classes, live music events, and community workshops that promote cultural understanding through artistic expression, keeping youth and professional teaching artists safe, with meaningful opportunities to create, present and produce art.

Public Engagement Events

  • December 2 & 3, 2022: 2-3pm
  • December 16 & 17, 2022: 2-3pm

 

Stay Connected

Visit us:

Chicago Cultural Center

Admission is FREE
Open Daily, 10am–5pm
Exhibitions close 15 minutes before the building closes
(Closed Holidays)


Find us:

Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601



Parking:

Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online for discounted parking. Visit www.millenniumgarages.com/rates or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.

Public Transportation:

CTA

Take CTA to the Chicago Cultural Center

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by Michigan Avenue buses 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157 and Washington St. buses 4, J14, 20, 56, 66, 147.

For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com. For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit www.ventrachicago.com.