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Tickets are $30
AN URBAN GATEWAYS NEW ARTS FORUM FUNDRAISER
TO SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION
When – Friday, September 23rd, 6-9p
Where - Lumen, 839 W. Fulton Market, (west loop) Chicago
Chicago—The Urban Gateways New Arts Forum, to host its second annual ARTini, a fundraiser to benefit Urban Gateways from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Lumen, 839 W. Fulton Market, (west loop) Chicago. The evening will feature Urban Gateways artists, DJs, wine raffle, and a silent auction.
In 2010, this sophisticated, entertaining fundraiser attracted over two hundred of Chicago’s most prominent up and coming corporate and civic leaders. Please, view photos from last year’s event! This year’s event is also a great way to support Urban Gateways as it marks its 50th anniversary. Joining in the celebration is Urban Gateway’s New Arts Forum with over fifty young, Chicago-area professionals committed to supporting the non-profit organization Urban Gateways in its mission to provide all children with equal access to the arts.
The evening will start with an array of appetizers and a three-hour open bar hosted by Svedka Vodka, featuring three themed specialty drinks “ARTinis” and Lagunitas Beer. With guests dancing to the beats of Urban Gateways DJ's, drummers, and dancing performances this is sure to be an event you don't want to miss.
Energetic featured live dance and music performances by Ayodele and Be the Groove. Ayodele will perform poetry, dance, theatre, and gymnastic movements while representing the history of West Africa. Be the Grove is a Chicago based rhythmic performance ensemble that fuses a variety of movement, percussion, and rhythmic techniques to create a unique style of its own.