Arts Education Gala to Attract Chicago Business, Art & City Leaders

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Immediate Release February 25, 2013

Contact: Becky Schneck Allen, Urban Gateways 312.445.2749(office)

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Urban Gateways Art for All Gala to be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph) is expected to attract more than 250 people including many prominent leaders from across metropolitan Chicago – all in support of arts education in Chicago.

The gala is organized by an Honorary and Advisory Committee including such prestigious area leaders as Jim and Kay Mabie, Nick & Susan Pritzker, Eric McKissack & Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, and Dawoud Bey. This amazing, art-filled evening supports Urban Gateways, one of the largest arts service providers in Chicago. Programs are led by some of the city’s most talented professional artists in music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts and digital media, serving 57,000 students and teachers annually

The evening will include cocktails, dinner, auction prizes and live performances by Urban Gateways performing groups: 20th Century Players and Chicago Improv Productions, PLUS: • a special percussion performance by high school students from an Urban Gateways after-school program; • presentation by Urban Gateways digital media student and filmmaker Michael Coleman; and • a gallery of Urban Gateways student artwork (reprints) available for guest purchase.

Photo and video opportunities will be available. If you are interested in covering this event, please contact Becky Schneck Allen at 312.445.2749 or


UPDATE: PHOTOS from the Art for All Gala on March 8, 2013: