Special Tours and Events

Art Encounter’s Annual Spring Gala and Art Auction                                                                                    

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Join us for Art Encounter’s spectacular spring gala, featuring, featuring a silent auction of exciting art by distinguished local artists. Enjoy food, drinks, and live music with fellow art lovers! This year, Art Encounter is delighted to honor Gary Metzner, Head of Office and Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s Chicago whose energy and passion for visual art has contributed to the vitality of Chicago’s art community.

Tickets available now for purchase!

Place:   Women’s Club of Evanston

Time:   2:00-5:00PM

Art Encounter Friend’s Party                                     

Susann Craig’s Logan Square Loft                                                

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Meet a founding member of Intuit: The center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in her stunning Logan Square home, a former factory building re-designed by renowned architect Jeanne Gang to house Susann’s collection of outsider art, crafts and contemporary art. The open living space features an atrium with a domed skylight that retracts with the push of a button, providing the loft with an interior courtyard. Enjoy wine and refreshments with other Friends and see works by self-taught artists William Dawson, Joseph Yoakum, Emery Blagdon, and Lee Godie as well as visionary artists Sister Gertrude Morgan, Reverand Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver, and more. The collection also features ceramics by foremost ceramicists Toshiko Takaezu and Dave Shaner, fiber by Diane Itter, and other works by Chicago artists Roger Brown, Ellen Lanyon, Mike Noland, and Hollis Sigler.

Place:   2650 West Belden Avenue, Chicago

Time:   4:30-6:00PM

Fee:       FREE for Art Encounter Friends. $75 for guests of members.

 This event is open only to Art Encounter Members at the Friends level. If you are not a member at this level, please visit our membership page or email info@artencounter.org to upgrade!