"EXPO CHICAGO is a great tradition for our city and provides an opportunity for Chicagoans to celebrate visual arts and culture on a grand, international scale," said Mayor Emanuel. "EXPO CHICAGO enriches Chicago's neighborhoods through its off-site events and community partnerships, and drives economic opportunities and employment throughout the city. For years to come EXPO CHICAGO will attract artists, dealers, collectors and curators from around the world to Chicago to enjoy our robust, diverse and dynamic arts experience."
Navy Pier's Festival Hall offers an expansive presentation floor and towering ceilings, providing EXPO CHICAGO galleries and visitors with unprecedented opportunities for large scale and site specific installations.
EXPO CHICAGO is a cultural centerpiece that reimagines the public landmark as it prepares for another impressive century. The future is bright for Navy Pier, as evidenced by the recently announced Centennial Vision, which positions the pier as an international cultural tourism destination for contemporary art and design.