Opened in 2017, the Chicago Center for Arts & Technology replicates the successful model created in Pittsburgh by MacArthur genius Bill Strickland, who believes every person deserves a beautiful environment to find inspiration and unlock human potential. He created an airy, bright center called the Manchester Bidwell Corporation where he could use art and technology to help adults-in-transition and youth in the community realize their own genius and change the lives of those in underserved urban communities. There are now Centers for Art & Technology throughout the U.S., including Boston; Brockway, Pennsylvania; Buffalo; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Grand Rapids, Michigan; New Haven, Connecticut; San Francisco; Sharon, Pennsylvania; and Akko, Israel with more centers signed on to open in other cities.
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Out of an abundance of caution and in support of evolving public health measures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (CHICAT) will temporarily close March 16 - 30, 2020. All youth and adult classes and programs are suspended during this time.
We intend to re-open on March 31, 2020. However, we will continue to monitor guidelines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and the State of Illinois. We will evaluate our decision regularly and may further adjust our response as the situation develops.
We appreciate your understanding and patience while we do our part to keep the community safe and healthy.
Please check our website and our social media channels frequently for any new announcements and updates.