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Chicago Artists Coalition’s annual benefit, WORK IN PROGRESS (WIP) is CAC’s biggest night of the year, and raises over $100,000 to support our residencies, education programs, and resources for Chicago artists.

2019 Honorees: Hebru Brantley + Gensler

Co-Chairs: Jessica and Timothy Canning + Chanel Coney

Thursday, June 6
VIP: 6-8pm
The Party: 8-10pm
at CAC: 2130 W. Fulton St.


Photobooth & Party Shots

This year, help us celebrate the 1-year "PAPER" anniversary of CAC's new home at 2130 W. Fulton. We encourage guests to dress or accessorize in "paper chic" attire (inspirations to follow).

Installations and Interventions by artists Judith Brotman, Benjamin Larose, Mev Luna, and Ashley Freeby and Gina Hunt, and curator Alexis Brocchi.

CAC and OtherPeoplesPixels’ MAKER Grant and Coney Family Fund Award are also announced at the benefit.

Music all night, DJ Michael Slaboch

including work by Amanda Williams, Barbara Crane, Jan Tichy, Assaf Evron, and Cheryl Pope

  • VIP: $350

VIP includes Art Auction, Recognition of 2019 Honorees as well as Grant Recipients, Cocktails, Beer, Wine, and Heavy Appetizers + Stay for "The Party" 8-10pm

  • The Party: $70

The Party includes Dancing, Beer, Wine, Appetizers, End-of-night bites.

Interested in sponsoring the event or joining the host committee? Contact Mary DeYoe, Director of Development & External Relations 312-491-8888 x1002. Sponsorships begin at $5,000. See details HERE.

Host Committee (in progress)

Karim Ahamed

Jennifer Andrade and Sebastian Campos

Pam and Terry Dowd

Rhea Fernandez

Carol Fox

Robin Gallardi

Molly Gullman

Todd Heiser

Patrick Hull

Brooke Hummer and Grove Mower

Scott Johnson and Gary Metzner

Sondra and Tony Karman

Kenneth Klassman

Tara Parambi

Maggie and Jeffrey Shapack

Carmelita Tiu

Brittney Leeanne Williams

Thad Wong


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