Arts Alliance Illinois
Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon
Monday, May 21, 2018
Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago Illinois 60616
Reception at eleven
Luncheon at noon
Join the Alliance for our Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon in celebrating and recognizing the invaluable contributions of our 2018 honorees.
Creative Voice Awardee
Renowned Multimedia Artist
Professor, Fashion Department,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
We are thrilled to present our second-ever Creative Voice Award to uncategorizable artist Nick Cave, spearhead of the Graduate Program of Fashion Department at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and represented by Jack Shainman Gallery. Compelled to leverage his prodigious creative output as an impetus bringing change to communities of all kinds, Cave works between and among dance, designed objects, fashion, installation, performance, sculpture, and video. Visit nickcaveart.com to learn more about this extraordinary visionary.
Citizen Advocate Awardees
Denise and Gary Gardner
Exceptional Philanthropists Across
Chicago’s Arts and Cultural Community
We also look forward to recognizing the vision and transformative impact of Denise and Gary Gardner with our Citizen Advocate Award. In supporting a host of cultural and education organizations including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Public Library, and the City Colleges of Chicago, the Gardners have demonstrated their commitment to the overall health of the creative sector as central to the vitality of the Chicago area, in direct alignment with the mission of Arts Alliance Illinois.
Michelle T. Boone, Co-Chair
Deana Haggag, Co-Chair
E. Brooke Flanagan
Janet Carl Smith
Bill and Stephanie Sick, Co-Chairs
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
MPEA, the Metropolitan Pier and Expansion Authority
The Field Foundation of Illinois
Navy Pier, Inc.
Deadline for print invitation: COB Monday, April 9
Deadline for print program: COB Friday, May 4
As of March 29, 2018
Arts Alliance Illinois activates artists, creatives, and cultural organizations through systems and policy change to put arts at the center of Illinois communities. With more than 25,000 active subscribers and hundreds of members, the Alliance is the only statewide, multidisciplinary organization concentrated on the health of the entire cultural sector, strategically focused on civic engagement, arts education policy, and cultural equity and arts access.
All proceeds from the Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon make possible the work of the Alliance, to realize a world in which the arts are central and indispensable to Illinois and where people acknowledge that the arts fuel creativity and innovation, sharpen our state’s competitive edge, attract and retain talent, promote cross-cultural understanding, and aid in solving civic and social issues, keeping Illinois nationally and globally connected.