Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon

Arts Alliance Illinois
Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon
Monday, May 21, 2018

Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon

 Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago Illinois 60616

Reception at eleven
Luncheon at noon

Tickets and tables available now!
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Join the Alliance for our Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon in celebrating and recognizing the invaluable contributions of our 2018 honorees.

Creative Voice Awardee
Nick Cave

Renowned Multimedia Artist
Professor, Fashion Department,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

We are thrilled to present our Creative Voice Award to uncategorizable artist Nick Cave, spearhead of the Graduate Program of the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and represented by Jack Shainman Gallery. Compelled to leverage his creative output to bring change to communities of all kinds, Cave works between and among dance, designed objects, fashion, installation, performance, sculpture, and video. Visit 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 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.

Benefit Committee

Michelle T. Boone, Co-Chair
Deana Haggag, Co-Chair
Kassie Davis
Chris Jabin
Tony Karman
Dana Rice
Heather Ireland Robinson
Scott Silberstein
Janet Carl Smith

Host Committee

 Cheryl Cooke
Marilyn and Larry Fields
E. Brooke Flanagan
Lori Healey
Roche Schulfer
Steve Solomon

Arts Alliance Illinois wishes to thank Benefit Sponsors Allstate and Denise and Gary Gardner for their generous support of the Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon

Patron Sponsors

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Exelon Corporation
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Goodman Theatre
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Partner Sponsors

The Field Foundation of Illinois
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Navy Pier, Inc.
The Poetry Foundation
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Diane Spradlin
Arts Alliance Illinois wishes to thank Media Sponsor Modern Luxury for its support of the Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon

For more information regarding the Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon, including sponsorship and visibility opportunities, please contact Alliance Development Director Sangini Brahmbhatt via email at or by phone at 312-855-3105 ext. 13.

Click here to view or download our sponsorship packet.

Click here to read the press release.

Deadline for print program: COB Friday, May 4

 As of April 12, 2018

Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon