Join The Galaxie as they are featured in conjunction with this free annual event that takes over public spaces in Chicago’s Loop for the purpose of pure celebration.
Unthink the alley- Activate takes over Benton Place, in the footprint of the Chicago Theatre marquee, for a surreal celebration inspired by artist René Magritte.
THE CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE presents “ACTIVATE”, curated by King Art Collective
Thursday, June 5 from 5-10pm
King Art Collective is excited to curate a new public art project in partnership with the Chicago Loop Alliance. The evening will be filled with both visual and performance art that will shake up the city space and allow the public to view the Chicago Loop in a very new and memorable way.
This event will feature special performances by The Galaxie, music by DJ Madrid and showcase artwork from a wide variety of Chicago artists, including Ali Aschman, John Bambino, Tegan Brace, Christopher Buchakjian, Andrew De la Rosa, Alexandria Eregbu, FLASH ABC, Gretchen Hasse, Jeremiah Jones, Ian Lantz, Latent Design, Kevin Taylor & Bill Weyna. The renowned DJ Madrid will also set the scene with live sets to keep you moving! The artists intend to stimulate the imagination and offer a break from the daily downtown routine.
The event is free and open to the public. Beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information about this project, please contact Amy King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Galaxie was thrilled to reinvent and rediscover the excitement that was inspired by the “Adorables” when the original Chez Paree first opened in 1932.
About the event: A contemporary loft with a rich history, Chez event space was once the home of the famous Chez Paree nightclub, which occupied the building from the 1930s through the 1950s. The club hosted many of the world’s best entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole.
The grand opening of Chez was the introduction of this long established name into the contemporary landscape of Chicago as a sought after destination for spectacular events. The Revel Group provided exquisite aesthetics and superior quality small bites and classic cocktails.
What we provided: Chez commissioned The Galaxie, via The Revel Group, to design a chorus line of performers to match the talent and grace of the classic “Adorables”, the traditional opening act of the Chez Paree (1932-1960).
10 Galaxie Girls hit the floor, feathers, tulle and skin in abundance, to delight and surprise the guests at the grand opening of Chez, Chicago’s newest and hottest event venue in Streeterville. Our own brand of chorus line included traditional moves coupled with classic styles and hard hitting electroswing music.
The space was on fire with anticipation as the Galaxie Girls broke into the space with a jolt, and inspired audible gasps and shouts from the crowd, leaving the guests with mouths gaping, hoping for another peek at the past.