There are many ways to explore all that Art Design Chicago has to offer. Take a self-guided tour using one of our recommended itineraries, join one of many expert-led public tours, or contact a local tour operator to create a private custom tour for your group.

Itineraries     Tours     Hotels


Not sure where to begin? Check out these suggested itineraries created by artists, curators, and others in the know.


Custom Tours

My Kind of Town Tours: Chicago-based tour operator, My Kind of Town, will work with you to craft a custom Art Design Chicago tour for your group, including exhibition visits, hotel, transportation, restaurant arrangements, and more. Tours are staffed by professors, museum-trained docents and certified Chicago tour guides. Special access to private collections and artists’ studios help create an exclusive Chicago experience for every group. Visit My Kind of Town for more information.

Noble Art Tours: Get an insider’s view of the world of art and design in Chicago and beyond, delivered with the highest level of personal service. Noble Art Tours provides private tours by request for individuals and groups of any size who prefer an experience customized according to pace, duration and/or content. With art historian guides trained in the world’s top museums, Noble Art Tours brings deep content expertise and tailors its tours to reach novices and specialists alike. Transportation, dining and other options can be added to tours as needed. Contact Noble Art Tours for more information.


School Tours

The centerpiece education initiative for Art Design Chicago is its Field Trip Program, enabling Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in predominantly South Side and West Side neighborhoods to make field trips to a range of cultural organizations presenting exhibitions throughout 2018. Click here for more information. 


Art Design Chicago is collaborating with several hospitality partners to offer you the best in accommodations during your visit to the Windy City. More information is forthcoming; please check back soon.