A group of tourism officials from Chicago hosted an industry event in Toronto yesterday (May 5) to help promote the cultural side of The Windy City.
Among the highlights are EXPO Chicago, an international art fair taking place Sept. 17-20 and playing host to more than 140 leading galleries from around the world, and Chicago Architecture Biennial, running from October through Jan. 3, 2016.
Also known for its culinary and music scenes, Chicago will play host to more than 60 festivals this summer alone, including the Chicago Blues Festival, June 12-14, and Taste of Chicago, July 8-12.
Pictured are (l-r) Melissa Cherry, Cultural Tourism and Neighbourhoods, Choose Chicago; Elena Grotto, Museum of Contemporary Art; Nora Gainer, Art Institute of Chicago; Timothy Speicher, Chicago Architectural Biennial; and Tony Karman, EXPO Chicago.
The group is hosting a similar event in Montreal today.