WORK IN PROGRESS
May 18, 7-11pm at VENUE ONE
VIP Reception 5:30-7:00pm at CAC
With interactive art installations, food by outstanding Chicago restaurants, quirky entertainment, a silent auction with work by some of Chicago's most dynamic artists, and a possible dance-off, WORK IN PROGRESS is anything but your ordinary affair.
Raising over $100,000, the benefit is the Chicago Artist Coalition's largest fundraising event of the year. All of the proceeds directly support CAC's artist and curatorial residencies, education and professional development workshops, ground-breaking exhibitions, and the online platform CAR (Chicago Artists Resource). At WORK IN PROGRESS we will announce the recipients of the 2017 MAKER Grants. Grants are sponsored by the Coney Family Fund and Other Peoples Pixels.
Scone City // Revolution Brewing & brewpub // Do-Rite Donuts // Garrett Popcorn // Cruz blanca // Koval // Venue One // Fabio Viviani Wines // Limitless // Cream Wine Co. // Chop Shop
Installtions by artists --- Ginger Krebs --- Snow Yunxue Fu --- Jon Chambers --- Lavender Menace Occupation / Angela Davis Fegan & Brett Swinney
DJ Michael Slaboch and DJ Elliot Bergman (Wild Belle / Metal Tongues)
VIP Reception performance by Steve Marquette & The LowDown Brass Band
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In keeping with CAC's commitment to supporting the local arts economy, we are pleased to offer 30% of the sale price of each auction item back to the artist or gallery which made the donation.
VIP Tickets $250
General Admission $175
Artist & Arts Administrator $50
Online ticket sales are now closed. On-site purchase will be available at Venue One starting at 7pm!
2017 WIP Host Committee
Co-Chairs: Suzette Bross and Jay Owen
Lisa and Curt Bailey
Julie and Shane Campbell
Macol and Jose Cerda
Karen and Tuey Connell
Michael T. Noonan
Aram Han Sifuentes
Lori and Ted Souder
Margaret and Mike Unetich
Ginny Van Alyea
Karim Ahamed // Lisa Cavanaugh // Nancy Herring // Karen Jones // Tony Karman // Carmelita Tiu // Ron Weiss // Robert Creamer // Ed Maier
Past Starving Artist
Contact: Mary DeYoe, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Special Projects: firstname.lastname@example.org; 312-491-8888x102