City (Chicago)

Founded in 1971, the City Community Associates was originally called South Side Associates. Membership in City Associates has since expanded to service all neighborhoods within the city of Chicago.

City Community Associates is a vital organization with an active membership of almost 350. The group provides exciting opportunities for its members to grow in their knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of art. Close proximity to city museums and galleries make visits a regular feature on the calendar of events. All programs are coordinated through the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60611, 60610, 60614, 60657, 60605, 60643, 60091, 60601, 60615, and 60637.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are for Community Associates members only.

(G) Program is for Community Associates members and their guests.
(M) Program is for Community Associates members only.

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Calendar of Events


Monday, September 19, 2016

Genuinely Fake: A History of Forgeries in Art

Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tour, Lecture: The Art of the Ballet—Degas, Diaghilev, and Cornell

Joffrey Ballet and the Berghoff

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Guest Artist: Teresita Fernández

Art Institute of Chicago

Monday, December 5, 2016

Meet Mary Cassatt

Arts Club of Chicago

Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017

January Studies Series: Contempoary Art, Photography

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Along the Lines of Saul Steinberg

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gold and Steel: Medieval and Renaissance Galleries

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, April 18, 2017

Celebrating Art and Music

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Face to Face: Local Artists Sandro Miller and Tim Anderson

Artists' studios, Chicago

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bus Tour, Lecture: Southside Revitalization

South Shore community, Chicago