Neon Dreams Benefit Auction

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Fri, May 05, 2023
6:30 PM CT

Bridge 410
410 N Paulina Street
Chicago , IL 60622

Get your paddles and glow sticks ready! 

Join us for a neon-themed celebration in support of Arts of Life's artists.


Event highlights include:

  • A tribute to community leader and artist Jason Pickleman
  • A curated art auction featuring work by renowned artists from Arts of Life and around the world
  • A brilliant light performance
  • An electric dance party


Whether you participate virtually or in person, Neon Dreams is your chance to expand your art collection while investing in 70 talented artists.


HONORING: Jason Pickleman



Music by: DJ Blesstonio
Cocktails by: Fords Gin and Nandini Khaund
LED juggling performance by: David Chervony  and Jared Janssen
Lighting by: Craig Granowski
Flowers by: Field and Florist
Photography by: Colectivo Multipolar
Auctionioneer: Molly Morse Limmer

ARTISTS: Omar Abulsheikh  | ArieeTaylor Augustine | Renata BerdesGuy Conners | Amanda Gantner | Ted Gram-Boarini | Steve Harhaj | Nikole Heusman | Paula KampsKatie KimmelAlysha Kostelny | Lawrence M.Noel Mercado | Sandro Miller Yae Jee Min Noël Morical | Jason Pickleman | Saemee | Ben SandersMarcelo Eli Sarmiento | Mariam Pare | Sue Pasowicz | Carol Pyes | Brian Reed | Kate Sable Peter Shear | Andrew Sloan | Edra Soto | Tim Stone | Jennifer Sullivan | Kevin UmanaLucy WalshSara Wenokur | Jean Wilson


HOST COMMITTEE: Laurie Block - Jenna Galowich - Alex Gara - Julie Gustafson -  Michael Klozotsky - Chanelle Lacy - Rachel Martell - Juan Neira - Pia Singh - Kathleen Estelle Trujillo - John Troxel - Josh & Megan Rogers - David Walega - Mary Eleanor Wallace

This event is 21+. The venue is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible with gender-neutral restrooms.

Masks are encouraged but not required.

Street parking is available along with several reserved parking spots, to inquire about additional accommodations, contact



Free Virtual Ticket Only

BEGINS AT 8PM CST. Join us virtually to participate in our celebration of Jason Pickleman, live auction, and raffle. Plus enjoy the fun outfits and the light performance!

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$125 General Admission

ENTRY AT 8PM. Enjoy the benefit auction live and in-person! Admission includes complimentary food and drinks, a special light performance, and our dance party.

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$1,250 Raised
$225 VIP Ticket

EARLY ENTRY AT 6:30PM. Attend our VIP welcome reception and cocktail hour to get a first-hand preview of the auction artwork. Then enjoy our live auction, special light performance, and dance party. This ticket includes complimentary food and drinks, six raffle tickets ($50 value), and a unique gift bag.

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$1,000 VIP Group of 4

EARLY ENTRY AT 6:30PM. Attend our VIP welcome reception and cocktail hour for a first-hand preview of the auction artwork. This purchase includes a designated conversation table with a unique takeaway centerpiece, a total of 4 VIP tickets, including six raffle tickets ($50 value), and a unique gift bag for each member of the group. Complementary food + drink throughout. 

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$60 Dance Party Only

ENTRY AT 10PM. Attend our auction's after-party in person! Admission includes complimentary coffee, desserts, and drinks at our neon dance party.

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$100 Sponsor an Artist (Donation)

Sponsor a General Admission ticket for a featured artist

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$10 Single Raffle Ticket

1 entry into the upcoming raffle

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$50 6 Raffle Tickets

6 entries into the upcoming raffle

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$100 13 Raffle Tickets

13 entries into the upcoming raffle

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


Arts of Life Lacey Whittaker Chicago, IL 3128292787
Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible