Work in Progress - Annual Benefit


Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Galas & Special Events
  • Location
    Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC)
    West Side
    217 N. Carpenter
    Chicago, IL 60607
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    The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is pleased to announce the annual benefit “WORK IN PROGRESS,” May, 18, 2017.

    The event formerly known as “Starving Artist,” shifts toward a greater focus on interactive art experiences for the more than 500 guests in attendance. In addition, the revitalized event will feature an even more robust silent auction of work by distinguished and emerging Chicago artists. Co-chaired by photographer and former CAC BOLT resident Suzette Bross and Founder & Managing Partner of Dom Capital Jay Owen, all proceeds from “WORK IN PROGRESS,” CAC’s largest fundraiser of the year, directly support CAC’s year-round residencies, professional development workshops, ground-breaking exhibitions and the online platform CAR (Chicago Artists Resource).

    The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a VIP reception at CAC’s gallery space (217 N. Carpenter St.), immediately followed by the main event from 7 – 11:00 p.m. at Venue One (1034 W. Randolph St.).

    In building upon the energy and spirit that were signature to “Starving Artist,” “WORK IN PROGRESS” will feature surprising live performances, work by some of Chicago’s most dynamic, emerging artists and delicious food from some of Chicago’s top restaurants. The lively crowd is made up of artists, curators, foodies, entrepreneurs, designers and other enthusiastic supporters of Chicago’s thriving arts community.

    Tickets are $250 for VIP; $175 General Admission; and $50 Artists & Arts Administrators.

    Visit to preview the silent auction. 

    Top image: Anna Kunz, Untitled, 2017