Open since 2018, Art on theMART is the the largest permanent digital art exhibition in the world. Stop by the Riverwalk at night to check out the colorful immersive multimedia art projections along the wall of the Merchandise Mart building, created by artists from all over the world on a variety of themes. The first programs of the year, two climate change-themed programs projected in partnership with the Shedd Aquarium, began April 9 and can be viewed nightly at 8:30 and 9pm.
Ever since it was expanded in 2015, the Chicago Riverwalk has become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The waterfront attraction boasts cocktail bars, views of some of Chicago's most beautiful buildings and access to one of our favorite boat tours. All four districts of the Riverwalk are open daily to visitors from 6am to 11pm, though restaurants and other vendors have their own hours. Some vendors haven't opened for the season yet. We've rounded up what's currently open below—don't forget to check if a restaurant or bar requires a reservation before visiting!
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