And after all that, preconference & Workshop Intensive participants are invited to network with each other during a reception Thursday evening at the beautiful Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.
ARTventure Tours are a great opportunity to dig into the art all around you. These special off-site, educational tours are available to all Convention attendees and are designed to showcase the artistic successes of our beautiful host city. The number of participants for each tour is limited, so select the ARTventure of your choice when you register to make sure you get your spot!
Each ARTventure has a maximum capacity of 34 persons. Please sign up early to reserve your spot!
ARTventure Tours require an additional fee of $40 per person. Based on availability, Convention attendees are allowed to bring a maximum of two guests.
If you do not wish to participate in an ARTventure, there will also be Convention programming during the ARTventure period. ARTventures will take place on Saturday afternoon, departing the hotel on foot or by bus (depending on the tour) at 1:30 p.m.
Join the City of Chicago’s cultural historian, Tim Samuelson, on a river cruise highlighting the city’s architectural and cultural landmarks. Learn the amazing story of how a “mudhole of the prairie” became a global metropolis. Gaze up at architectural wonders in the city where the modern skyscraper was born. Witness how the river has evolved from a working waterway into a place of public pleasure. Enjoy a cultural break at the newly-renovated Chicago River boathouses designed by famed architect Jeanne Gang in Ping Tom Park in the Chinatown neighborhood – and enjoy a site-specific dance performance by Khecari, one of Chicago’s premier contemporary dance companies.
Tour the multi-stage studio Cinespace, home to Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and many other film and television projects that shoot in Chicago. Join Rich Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office, on this behind-the-scenes tour.