The "I Heart Art" Fundraiser allows us to raise funds for the Art Center and continue to offer our year-round programming at no charge to participants.
The fundraiser, held at our Satellite Studio at 1825 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL, in the Pilsen neighborhood, will feature artwork from the Art Center’s students as well as professionally done mosaics by Chicago artist, Carolyn Elaine.
The Art Center will also be highlighting its "343 Gun" Project, a campaign of public outcry against youth gun violence.
This project – and this number – represents the number of school-aged youth injured or killed due to gun violence in the last school year.
As part of the "343 Gun" Project, Chicago Public School students, Art Center participants, and artists nationwide have joined us in speaking out against youth gun violence by creating artistic "guns."
Each of the 343 artistically created guns represents one of the youth injured or killed due to gun violence.
Guests will have the opportunity to join the stand against youth gun violence by attending this event and purchasing a piece as a symbolic gesture of taking guns off the street.
The fundraiser will feature a DJ, hors d’ouvres, and items for sale and for auction.
RSVP by email to Tasha Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 773-731-9287.
For more information about the South Chicago Art Center, visit www.happyartcenter.org.