Special Events

Kaleidoscope: Art Encounter’s Annual Spring Gala and Art Auction

Due to public health concerns involving COVID-19, our Spring 2020 gala has been postponed, and will likely be rescheduled for Spring 2021. Updates will be posted as soon as decisions have been made.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@artencounter.org. 

We appreciate your patience.

When: Thursday, May 7, 2020; VIP Reception 6:00-7:00 pm, Gala 7:00-10:00 pm
Where: Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W Diversey Ave, Chicago
Pre-Sale Tickets: $125; must be purchased prior to Monday, April 13, 2020

Pre-Sale Tickets: $150

VIP Gala Tickets: $175; includes access to VIP Reception and Gala

Honoree Lynne Warren, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Art Encounter’s annual spring gala, newly-named Kaleidoscope, is titled in the spirit of our unique guiding philosophy. We believe that there are many ways to see, and that art can be a powerful tool to explore these differing perspectives, connecting us to each other and the world around us. Please join us on Thursday, May 7 at our beautiful new venue, Greenhouse Loft in Chicago, to support Art Encounter’s important work in the community and celebrate our distinguished honoree, Lynne Warren.

In her long and prolific career as Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Ms. Warren has been a champion for Chicago artists, and is considered an expert in Chicago art history from 1945 to the present. She has curated 25 solo exhibitions, written over 40 exhibition catalogues, and has contributed to and edited a number of important publications. Educated at the School of the Art Institute and the University of Chicago, Warren has taught courses at The University of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, and The University of Illinois at Chicago, and has lectured throughout the country. We look forward to honoring Ms. Warren’s immeasurable contributions to the MCA and the Chicago art world at large.

To purchase tickets please visit AEgala2020.givesmart.com.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting this event:

Blick Art Materials

Evanston Community Bank & Trust, A Branch of Wintrust Bank, NA

Free Market Ventures, 820 Davis

Goldstick Family Foundation

Merchandise Mart

Nadine Ferrata Represents, Inc.