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Chicago Cultural Mile Association offers free and discounted activities to spice up Taste of Chicago

Jul 10, 2015, 07:00 ET from Chicago Cultural Mile Association

CHICAGO, July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Cultural Mile Association and dozens of partnering cultural organizations and businesses are celebrating Taste of Chicago by presenting a variety of free and discounted cultural offerings at this month's 2nd Fridays on the Chicago Cultural Mile. "As an association dedicated to raising awareness of the strengths of this unique area, we are excited to participate in this year's Taste of Chicago by offering participants programming that showcases this part of Michigan Avenue and the Museum Campus as the destination for art, culture and fun," according to J.R. Davis, Chairman and President of the Chicago Cultural Mile Association.

"We are encouraging everyone to come down and experience everything that the Taste of Chicago has to offer and while you're here, sample some of the fun cultural activities our neighborhood has to offer at this month's 2nd Fridays on the Chicago Cultural Mile," Davis said. "As always, 2nd Fridays will bring the business and cultural community together by featuring programming and providing visitors with access to free and sharply discounted entertainment, dining and activities," he continued.

Some of the featured events and deals that are being offered on July 10th include:

  • 2 for 1 tickets for the Chicago Architecture Foundation Tour
  • 20 percent discount for the Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Tour
  • Free with Museum Admission, Gallery Talk and the Art Institute of Chicago featuring a conversation about Art & Ritual in Africa
  • Free Open Studios at the Fine Arts Building
  • Free Pizza at the Italian Village Restaurants from 4-6:00PM
  • Half off appetizers at Chucks: A Kerry Simon Kitchen

"2nd Fridays on the Chicago Cultural Mile would not be possible without the support and enthusiasm of our area's businesses, cultural institutions and city departments that have embraced the program," said Chicago Cultural Mile Association Executive Director, Sharene Shariatzadeh. "We are grateful for all the collaboration that has occurred and the new energy that has been created on the Chicago Cultural Mile," she concluded.

For a complete listing of events and discounts, go to and click on the 2nd Fridays section. Check the site often because it is constantly being updated with the next month's activities.

Chicago Cultural Mile Association partner organizations include: Adler Planetarium, American Rhythm Center, Art Institute of Chicago, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Trolley and Double Decker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Choose Chicago, Chuck's Manufacturing, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Cliff Dwellers, Columbia College Chicago, David's Tea, The Field Museum, the Fine Arts Building Studios, Gene Siskel Film Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Harris Theater at Millennium Park, Hilton Chicago, Hostelling International, Italian Village Restaurants, Mercat a la Planxa, Metropolitan Towers, Millennium Garages, Millennium Park, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, National Louis University, Ossia Musical Forum, Pritzker Military Library, Park Grill Millennium Park, The Residence at 330, School of the Art Institute, Seven Lions, Skydeck Chicago, Tesori, Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago, U.S. Equities Realty, Women's Business Development Center, World Chicago

John Pastuovic


SOURCE Chicago Cultural Mile Association