Art and About

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Chicago's Art Scene!
Chicago welcomes people from all over the world to study, display and admire art in its museums, galleries and even streets.

About the Trip

When “The Picasso” was unveiled in 1967, it was the first large scale piece of public art in downtown Chicago. Since then, the city has become well-known for hosting unique and beautiful works of art in its parks, plazas and streets. Stroll through the Loop to get up close and personal with works from Picasso, Chagall, Calder and others on your own self-guided Art & About walking tour.

Once you’ve taken in the big names, get a sneak peak at future greats with a special tour of the School of the Art Institute’s Sullivan Galleries or Betty Rymer Gallery. Talk to students at this world-renowned school about careers in the art world and how to get there. Stay overnight with your troop at Hostelling International Chicago and dream up your next creation.

Where You Go

Chicago, Illinois

What to Know

Adult Leaders/Advisors must accompany girls.

You don't have to complete the Girl Scout destinations application form for this event. Just contact the project manager for a registration form and GO!! Remember to notify your council that you are traveling on a getaway.

The Dates

April 1, 2013–December 31, 2014; $44

Must be 11–17 years old at the time of the event.

What to Bring

Ability to walk long distances

Comfortable walking shoes

You’ll get a detailed itinerary, Chicago traveler information, packing suggestions, and information about the hostel when you contact the event sponsor.

The Cost

$44.00 per participant

One overnight with breakfast at the Chicago hostel, self-guided Art & About walking tour, the tour and talk at a School of the Art Institute student gallery, and the Girl Scouts Go Hostelling Patch. Group size between 10 and 25 people. You are responsible for round-trip transportation to and from Chicago, Illinois.

Additional overnights at the hostel can be added for $42.00 per person, tax and breakfast included.

Contact Information

Emily Piga-Group Sales Manager
Phone: 312-583-2216