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Fri, May 03, 2024
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM CT

Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624


Join us in celebrating our artists and mission at the Arts of Life's fifth annual Benefit Auction!

On Friday May 3rd, we transform the Garfield Park Conservatory into an Enchanted Garden which promises to charm and mesmerize. This curated auction of 41 contemporary artworks features both Arts of Life artists and other celebrated artists. Don't miss this opportunity to roam through the conservatory after-hours while mingling with our artists and adding to your art collection!


FEATURED ARTISTS: Marcelo Aguilar, Milena Arango, Chris Austin, Chase Barney, Ruby Bradford, Amiee Byrne, Raina Carter, Caroline Chun, Guy Conners, Maeve Coughlin, Rocco Dicaro, Liza Eilers, Madeline Gallucci, Mike Gamboa, Amanda Gantner, Ted Gram-Boarini, Jamie Gray, Laura Greenberg, Noel Herrera, Em Holzinger, Cody Hudson, Leo Kaplan, Marcus Kennedy, Kg, Aaron Kleeblatt, Bill Lilly, Christianne Msall, Vontrell Nun, Sue Pasowicz, Sienna Peterson, Jason Pickleman, Pooja Pittie, Mike Rea, Nick Schutzenhofer, Alex Scott, CJ Shaw, Andrew Sloan, Tim Stone, Maria Vanik, Chris Viau,Payton Harris Woodard

HOST COMMITTEE:  Julia Kriegel | Noel Mercado | Elizabeth O'Brien | Katy O'Malley | Cody Tumblin

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The Arts of Life Benefit Auction supports our mission to inspire artistic expression, build community, and develop independence for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Arts of Life serves 70 artists through two studio locations, community programs, and in-home supports.


Each studio boasts an exhibition space, Circle Contemporary, which offers year-round programming featuring guest curators and artists. Through thoughtful outreach and community partnerships, Arts of Life studio artists’ work has been featured in prestigious venues, including Art on the MART, EXPO Chicago, NADA Miami, The Outsider Art Fair NYC, Art Fair Tokyo, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, INTUIT Center for Outside Art, and Museum of Everything in London.

This event is 21+
Free Parking is available in adjacent lot; overflow parking available on street.


Can't join the event? You can still support this cause…


Free Virtual Ticket Only

Can't join us in person? Participate in our live and silent auction from wherever you are!

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$75 General Admission

7:30PM Admission: Roam the conservatory's lush gardens with us and participate in the live auction and paddle raise! Includes open bar and late night sweets table.

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$175 VIP

6:30PM Admission: Get first look at artworks in person and mingle with artists at our VIP cocktail reception with food and drink. Includes open bar and late night sweets table.

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Arts of Life Lacey Whittaker giving@artsoflife.org Chicago, IL 3128292787 http://artsoflife.org
Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible
Background photo by Guilherme Stecanella / Unsplash