Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Launches New Exhibitions to Support Local Artists

Beginning this April, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel will launch Digital Dialogues, A Renaissance Art Exhibition, a quarterly digital art exhibition celebrating Chicago’s contemporary art and culture. As EXPO CHICAGO draws the attention of artists and art appreciators, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is chiming in to help recognize the work of Chicago’s talented artist community through an exhibition.

As the name suggests, Renaissance is committed to creativity and discovery, aiming to introduce its guests to experiences deeply rooted in the neighborhood. The new initiative, featuring a series of digital exhibitions, will showcase emerging and established art talents in and near Chicago.

Featuring artwork submitted by local artists, Digital Dialogues, A Renaissance Art Exhibition will take over the screens along Wacker Drive, the street which Renaissance calls home, for passerbys and arriving guests to admire and gain inspiration from.  Digital Dialogues, A Renaissance Art Exhibition is a quarterly initiative, with each quarter featuring artwork of a different theme. The first focus is “Spring into Chicago” to honor the season of growth and new opportunities. Graduating art students from Chicago’s robust art institutions are invited to submit their artwork for consideration. Submissions are open from April 3, 2023 — April 16, 2023, and the exhibition will go live April 24, 2023. Not only will artists have the opportunity to be featured along Wacker Drive, but one standout artist will be selected to enjoy a weekend stay at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. 


The second focus, “Chicago Revival,” is inspired by the vibrancy of Chicago summers and the liveliness of the city’s neighborhoods. All artists are encouraged to participate, and submissions will be open from June 20, 2023, thru July 2, 2023. Art can be personal in nature, whether it tells the story of this city, a personal passion, or a vision of Chicago – past, present, or future. Mark the calendar to check out the artwork starting in mid-July.


The final focus of the year is “A Modern Renaissance” to pay homage to the most popular artistic movements in history and the hotel’s namesake. Artists are encouraged to re-interpret classic art from the Renaissance era while pulling inspiration from the city of Chicago and its communities. Submissions will be open from September 18, 2023, thru September 27, 2023. The artwork will be displayed in early October. 

Painters, photographers, sculptors, and other artists creating visual work are invited to participate. Submissions will be reviewed, and selected artwork will be featured in a carousel on the Wacker Drive screens. Interested artists can find submission details and instructions here



About Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Located at 1 W. Wacker Drive, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is perfectly situated in The Loop along the Chicago River. This 560-room hotel puts you in the exciting heart of Chicago and near countless attractions in the Windy City providing guests with an inspiring and exhilarating experience. Contemporary rooms and suites each provide a host of fantastic amenities, and many boast striking panoramic views of the Chicago River and the surrounding downtown cityscape.

Amenities include multiple dining options at Staytion Market & Bar and Raised An Urban Rooftop, an indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and over 40,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces. No matter whether it is business travel or pleasure, the hotel has just the type of experience meant to heighten each stay. As one of the most artistic hotels in Chicago, Renaissance Downtown has always been a crowd’s favorite and never fails to impress.

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