Greetings Olympic City backers!
On the eve of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the Chicago Loop Alliance presents an exhibit of The Olympic City project as part of the Pop-Up Art Loop initiative. An opening reception with complimentary drinks will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5-9 p.m. Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit will be in attendance, and the last remaining copies of the limited-edition book will be available for purchase. There will also be free Field Notes custom Olympic City notebooks distributed at the opening event, first come, first served.
In light of Chicago’s failed 2016 Olympics bid, The Olympic City exhibit serves as a focusing agent for dialogue about the pros and cons of mega-events on cities’ economies and cultural identities. The exhibit will remain free and open to the public at CLA’s Pop-Up Art Loop space at 29 W. Randolph Street (Block Thirty Seven), Monday-Friday from 12-7 p.m. through March 7, 2014.
To our backers in the Chicago area, hope to see you at the opening February 6th!