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Free Days at Chicago Museums in May

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in May. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15…
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Call for Artists: Hispanic Heritage Month

We're seeking local Latinx visual artists and/or artwork with Latinx themes to exhibit at CPL locations during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15. Exhibits may last four to 12 weeks. Eligibility Latinx visual artists who live in Chicagoland (city and suburbs) and/or artwork with Latinx themes. Location Chicago Public Library neighborhood branches and Harold…
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