Art of the Heist

An action-packed, heist-themed night of entertainment, culminating in a benefit auction featuring contemporary artworks by both Arts of Life artists and globally renowned artists.

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Thu, May 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT

ART OF THE HEIST: Virtual Benefit, will present an action-packed, heist-themed night of entertainment, culminating in a benefit auction featuring a curated selection of contemporary artworks by both Arts of Life artists and globally renowned artists in support of the organization. Honoring artist Riva Lehrer, guests will hear from Arts of Life artists directly and experience a vibrant program featuring magician and artist Jeanette Andrews, a drag performance by Orchid, a debut music video by Arts of Life band Van Go Go produced by Natalie Bergman, a custom playlist by Sadie Woods, sweet and savory treats by Dream CakeTest Kitchen, cocktails by Pour Souls x Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a special celebrity appearance by Jimmy Kimmel. Proceeds from the benefit will directly impact Arts of Life artists and programming. Bidding opens May 1st.*Must be 21+ or older to attend

If you wish to donate or buy a raffle ticket, please add a Pickpocketer ($0) ticket to your order so you may attend the live event

 

Featured auction artists include:
STUDIO ARTISTS: Ardillio Anderson — Renata Berdes — Aria Carter — Debra Johnson — David Krueger — Lawrence M. — Susan Pasowicz — Hannah Pratt — Hubert Posey — Frances Roberts — Tim Stone  — Jean Wilson  

GUEST ARTISTS: Selva Aparicio — Chris Bradley — Alex Chitty — Lauren Clay — Max Guy — Mika Horibuchi — Em Kettner — Sam Jaffe — Jason Lazarus — David Leggett — Francesco Lo Castro — Ben Marcus — Jeffry Mitchell — Nate Otto – Eric Ruschman — Esther Ruiz — Adam Parker Smith — Ryan Whelan — Derrick Woods-Morrow 

PLANNING COMMITTEE: Sarah Khalid Dhobhany — Francesca Kielb –Betsy O’Brien – Eric Ruschman – Erin Toale – David Walega

HOST COMMITTEE: Dan Berger & Scott Wenthe – Kate Bowen – Aniko Berman – Julie Chez – Gretel Garcia Cuba – Sky Cubacub – Pari Ehsan – Brendan Fernandes – Robyn Farrell – Good Weather – Max Guy – Katie Kimmel  – LVL3 – Brian Malnassy – Philip March Jones – Raven Munsell – Tyson Reeder – Jason Pickelman – Christian Pillsbury – Kate Sierzputowski – Fo Wilson

https://artsoflife.org/events/artoftheheist/

Closed captioning/subtitles will be provided. For additional accessibility needs please reach out to vuribe@artsoflife.org

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Registration


$50 Pickpocketer
1 raffle ticket and a ticket envelope including: a printed program, bandit mask, cocktail recipe card by Pour Souls, Field Notes notebook, sweets by Dream Cake Test Kitchen + Cody Tumblin, limited edition Arts of Life playing cards. *shipping included*
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$100 Safe Cracker (VIP)
3 raffle tickets and a VIP box including: Titos cocktail glass and bandana, single coaster, channel knife, printed program, bandit mask, cocktail recipe card and drink base by Pour Souls, Field Notes notebook, sweet and savory treats by Dream Cake Test Kitchen + Cody Tumblin, limited edition magnet and limited edition Arts of Life playing cards. *shipping included*
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$250 Grand Larcenist (VIP PLUS)
An invitation to an intimate interactive pre event magic show and cocktail reception, 5 raffle tickets, and a VIP Box including: Titos cocktail glass and bandana, Limited Edition Arts of Life Mug, set of coasters, channel knife, printed program, bandit mask, Golem Girl: A Memoir signed by Riva Lehrer, cocktail recipe card and drink base by Pour Souls, Field Notes notebook, sweet and savory treats by Dream Cake Test Kitchen + Cody Tumblin, limited edition magnet and limited edition Arts of Life playing cards. *shipping included*
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Giving Levels


$1,000 $1000

Our art supplies needs have grown over the past year. We can no longer share supplies but provide each artist with an individual kit. $1,000 helps to cover the paints, canvases, and other supplies needed to support their art making. 

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$500 $500

Supports the staff time needed to cultivate and coordinate our partnerships with organizations like Art on the Mart and to recruit and collaborate with the talented volunteers who help implement our big projects.

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$250 $250

Covers zoom for two months, ensuring that our artists can meet, collaborate, and network.

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$100 $100

Helps to cover transportation costs for our artists, ensuring they can safely travel to and from the studio.

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$50 $50

Supports a full year of workshops for an artist

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RAFFLE ITEMS


Beauty and Wellness Experience (Chi)

$1000 value

Get centered and feel great. Enjoy an acupuncture session with Giselle Wasfie of Remix Lifestyle, plus $275 worth of skincare and aromatherapy products. Get dolled up at Marianne Strokirk Salon with color service with Mimi and haircut/style with Isaac ($300 value). You'll also receive a $100 gift card to OVME Lincoln Park, where you can take advantage of one of their skincare services, including Botox, Dermal fillers, Dysport, Hydration Therapy, HydraFacials, Kybella, Microneedling and more. Top it all off with $100 to Real Good Stuff Co. where you can stock up on juices and healthy snacks and treats.  

https://www.remixlife.style/

http://mariannestrokirk.com/

https://ovme.com/locations/

https://www.realgoodstuffco.com/

 

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Movies and Music (Chicagoland)

$600 value 

Movies and music, the perfect combination. Now's your chance to finally learn guitar with a signed electric guitar from Van Go Go and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Once you've mastered a few chords, take a break with three tickets to Elevated Films Chicago for a drive-in movie experience. And don't forget the cocktails with $50 in to-go drinks from Logan Square's Estereo bar.

https://artsoflife.org/bands/

https://www.elevatedfilmschicago.com/

https://www.estereochicago.com/

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Art Lovers Stay and Exhibition Tour

$Priceless 

Discover a new kind of cultural and travel experience at the 21c Museum Hotel, located in downtown Chicago. 21c Museum Hotel is an art museum and a hotel. Enjoy a one-night stay in a deluxe suite, along with a private tour of their current exhibition. Can't get enough art? Enjoy a private tour of the Art Institute of Chicago's Barbara Kruger exhibition, Thinking of You, I Mean Me, I Mean You with co-curator Robyn Farrell. Includes admission to the show, catalog, and access to the collection for 4-6 people. (Museum visit valid 09/19/2021-01/24/2021, subject to curator's availability). 

https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/

https://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/2930/barbara-kruger-thinking-of-you-i-mean-me-i-mean-you

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Red Car Wine + Yoga/Pilates (National)

$680 value

The perfect combination! This winner will receive two magnum bottles of wine from Red Car Winery and two virtual sessions with certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, Julie Chez, - plus when you are next in Sonoma, CA, enjoy a Zephyr Farm Vineyard Tour with signature tasting for six! 

https://redcarwine.com/

https://www.xoxojulzchez.com/

 

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Chicago Golf and Football

$1,050 value 

Are you a Chicago sports fanatic? Elevate your golf game with a custom-fitted driver appointment at Club Champion. Conveniently located in the heart of River North, you will receive superior service to prepare you for a superior round of golf. Head over to TopGolf for a swing suite experience and $100 to spend on food and beverages. To sweeten the deal, we are throwing in a signed Chicago Bears helmet valued at $600.

https://clubchampiongolf.com/

https://swingsuite.topgolf.com/

 

 

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Relaxing Wisconsin Getaway for Two

$350 value

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for idyllic Lacrosse, Wisconsin. The Charmant, a luxury 67-room boutique hotel, is the perfect reprieve to rest and recharge. Includes a one night stay and dinner for two at the hotel. 

http://www.thecharmanthotel.com/

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Organizer


Arts of Life Vincent Uribe giving@artsoflife.org Chicago, IL 3128292787 http://artsoflife.org
Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible