Starving Artist: CAC’s Annual Benefit Supporting Chicago Artists

Tickets are on sale now for Chicago Artists Coalition’s yearly benefit, “Starving Artist,”which will be held at Venue One on April 14. The tongue-in-cheek title of the event is indicative of the benefit’s original atmosphere, where Chicago Artists Tori Terzakis and Leonard Suryajaya will transform Venue One’s event space through art and performance. The evening includes small bites by innovative Chicago chefs including: Michael Corte of Balena, Nathan Sears of Das Radler and Evan Behmer of Mercat de la Planxa, to name a few.

Courtesy of CAC
Courtesy of Chicago Artists Coalition

Guests are invited to mingle, experience light appetizers and dance the night away to support CAC and their mission of “cultivating groundbreaking exhibitions and educational opportunities, and to build a diverse community of artistic leaders that defines a place of art and artists in our culture and economy.” Proceeds from the benefit will continue to support CAC in their programming to provide resources for Chicago artists.

Christie’s will host a special VIP reception at CAC beginning at 5:30pm where Lula Café chef and owner Jason Hammel will be preparing hors d’oeuvres. The pre-party includes an auction of a work by Hebru Brantly and music by the band Environmental Enchantment. The benefit will continue at Venue One 7-11pm.

Courtesy of the Chicago Artist Coalition
Courtesy of Chicago Artist Coalition

Guests are invited to bid online at an auction hosted by Paddle8 throughout the evening. This year there are 16 works by current and former CAC resident artists, along with artists that are friends of the not-for-profit. The auction is now live and bidding will conclude the night of Starving Artist. Please find more information on the auction items here.

Dress code for the evening is creative cocktail attire.

Tickets are on sale now. VIP tickets: $250; general admission tickets: $175; arts and arts administrators: $50.

VIP Reception 5:30-7pm, Chicago Artists Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter St. Starving Artist Benefit 7- 11pm at Venue One, 1034 W. Randolph St.

Elizabeth Anastos
Elizabeth Anastos
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