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WORK IN PROGRESS 2021 will be Chicago Artists Coalition’s biggest night of the year, a virtual celebration of its 47 years as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary Chicago artists. The event, taking place virtually on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 6:00 pm, highlights milestones of Chicago-based artists and curators and their influence both in and beyond the city. The event is free and open to the public and includes an art auction and recognition of the night’s honorees, artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust, and CAC supporter Jeff Shapack. CAC will also give grants to six artists.

A ticketed Work In Progress 2021 VIP event will follow the free public portion of the evening and includes a private, virtual tour of Facility, Nick Cave and Bob Faust’s multi-disciplinary creative space in Northwest Chicago. A live conversation with the artists follows the tour. Tickets for both the free and ticketed VIP WIP 2021 events are available at Eventbrite.

WORK IN PROGRESS 2021

Chicago Artists Coalition's Annual Benefit
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021


2021 Honorees: Nick Cave + Bob Faust


Special Recognition: Jeff Shapack

Co-Chairs: Maggie + Michael Meiners and

Gary Metzner + Scott Johnson

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: free, public event includes recognitions, grants, art auction and highlights from Chicago artists!
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: VIP event tickets at $300 per person includes free public event and an additional private event with a virtual tour of Facility, Nick Cave and Bob Faust’s multi-disciplinary creative space in Northwest Chicago. A live conversation with the artists follows the tour.

Virtual event link will be sent to all registered ticket holders prior to the event.

Nick Cave and Bob Faust. Photo credit: Whitten Sabattini


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