Ship To Shore Productions is helping Land and Sea Dept. and the Chicago Athletic Association hotel go nautical this summer with the Cherry Circle Yacht Club, a bar concept popping up on the ground floor of the CAA from June 10 – June 26.
The pop-up’s opening weekend coincides with the world-renowned America’s Cup sailing competition, happening on Lake Michigan for the first time on June 10 – 12.
Ship To Shore developed the concept with Chicago-based art gallery Johalla Projects. The Yacht Club is inspired by the Chicago Athletic Association’s own yacht team from the early 20th century, and is named after their boat, the Cherry Circle. Johalla Projects also designed the space, which is housed in a freestanding structure in the hotel’s Tank event space, outfitted in vintage furniture, maritime-inspired décor, and features a photo gallery from STS photographer Zachary James Johnston.
Land and Sea Dept. is operating the bar, which features a menu of historic and nautically inclined cocktails from beverage director Paul McGee, alongside a selection of beer from Anchor Brewing and champagne from Moët-Hennessey.
Special events will take place throughout the pop-up's run, including Ship To Shore's latest Storytelling event with STS Co-founder Zachary James Johnston and Great Lakes photographer and surfer Mike Killion on June 16 at 7 PM. RSVP here.
Ship To Shore Productions traveled to Guyana alongside conservation biologist Dr. Lesley de Souza to film her story for GoPro as she and the locals of Rewa Village study the massive Arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. If their studies show that these threatened giants of the river migrate into the flooded forests during the rainy season, they might just make a case against the deforestation and mining that jeopardize this beautiful jungle ecosystem and the culture of its inhabitants. Learn more on GoPro's blog.
Also check out photos of the project from STS photographer Zachary James Johnston.