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At Chicago Architecture Foundation, our programs and events help you think differently about the places we live, work and play. Get behind-the-scenes access to the city's architectural treasures. Practice your design skills while you play with your family. Participate in expert-led discussions about the latest urban design issues. With these offerings and so many more to choose from, we guarantee there’s something inspiring and fun for you at CAF. 

Recommended Programs

Switch on Summer

Watch Buckingham Fountain spring to life at ComEd’s annual "Switch on Summer" event! Listen to live music and take part in free family activities from 4-7pm and admire the fountain when it gets turned on at 6pm.

Price
Free
Date
May 6, 2017
Time
4:00 pm
Meet
Buckingham Fountain

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Price
Free
Date
May 6, 2017
Time
4:00 pm
Meet
Buckingham Fountain

Chicago Riverwalk Summer Kick-off Celebration

Come celebrate the start of summer programming along the Riverwalk! We’ll lead a free morning cruise on the river and offer three free walking tours during this day-long event hosted by the city.

Price
Free
Date
May 20, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
Chicago Riverwalk

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Price
Free
Date
May 20, 2017
Time
9:00 am
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Chicago Riverwalk

Motawi Tileworks Trunk Show

Join us in the CAF Store from 11am to 3pm for an exclusive event with Motawi Tileworks. You'll enjoy special discounts and a presentation from the company’s founder.

Price
Free
Date
May 21, 2017
Time
11:00 am
Meet
CAF Store, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Free
Date
May 21, 2017
Time
11:00 am
Meet
CAF Store, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival on October 14 and 15, 2017, that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse…

Price
Free
Date
October 14, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
More than 200 sites across the city

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Price
Free
Date
October 14, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
More than 200 sites across the city