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Art for All Gala Live Auction
March 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Revel Fulton Market
These irresistible packages will be auctioned off at our Art for All Gala on March 11, 2016. All proceeds will support arts education programs – and you get to leave the party with an incredible prize. Click on an image or scroll down to learn more, and purchase Gala tickets here! Prepare your bidding prowess!
Artbeat Live! Original Paintings by Elliott From
4ft x 5ft
Artbeat Live is a performance art show by world renowned artist Elliott From. Elliott creates one-of-a-kind works of art right before the audiences’ very eyes using bold brushstrokes, vivid colors, and an expressionistic style. Each piece is created within a matter of minutes to the beat of music and with entertaining flair. With performances all over the world for events and fundraisers, Elliott has raised over four million dollars for charitable organizations worldwide. Take home the experience of Artbeat Live!
Thank You: Artbeat Live
Original Student-Designed Rug from the Urban Gateways World Weavers Project
Embellish your home with a one of a kind Oriental Rug designed by one of Urban Gateways’ very own students! Throughout a 17-week immersive program, students learned about the rich history and culture of rugs, including a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. Students analyzed carpets from around the world for the elements of art and principles of design used in the composition, specifically different types of geometric designs and patterns. They then independently planned, created, and completed a design for a carpet. After going through this process, students Maya Ballard and Eworitseju Anosike won and had their designs chosen by an expert panel. In partnership with the Minasian Rug Company and their weaving partner ARZU, a non-profit which supports breaking the cycle of poverty for illiterate Afghan women, these students’ rug designs came to life and were made into hand-knotted 4ft x 6ft rugs.
Thank You: Minasian Rug Company
Killarney, Ireland: Luxury Townhome at the Malton
7 nights for 8 people
Explore Ireland! Located in the center of bustling Killarney, The Malton complex is situated at the start of the iconic Ring of Kerry featuring six acres of beautiful blooming gardens. Enjoy all the amenities of the prestigious Malton Hotel, but with the privacy and luxury of your very own 4-bedroom, 3-bath townhome. Indulge at The Punchbowl Bar, the Whiskey Tasting Corner, as well as the Spa. Numerous temptations of Killarney are steps away from the Malton, including world class restaurants, singing pubs, and Killarney National Park. You will never want your adventure through the untamed west coast of Ireland to end!
Included Bonuses: All 8 guests will enjoy a horse and buggy ride through Killarney National Park. During the ride, stop by Ross Castle to admire its historic architectural beauty. Each couple (4) will receive a $100 gift certificate to be used toward Dining, Whiskey Corner, Afternoon Tea, Killarney Wine Rooms, or Beauty Treatments at the Spa at the Malton. Services of Wow Factor’resident host, Nyree Watson, will be available to help you book golf and adventure packages of your interest.
Restrictions: Must book by October 2016 and travel by March 2017. $300 peak season charge for July and August.
Thank You: Wow Factor Lifetime Experiences
Los Angeles, California: American Music Awards Experience
2 nights for 2 people (November 2016)
If you have a music lover in your life this package is the perfect way to treat them to a once-in-a-lifetime experience! With your 2 Mezzanine level tickets you will be able to celebrate like a star amongst some of your favorite recording artists at the 44th annual American Music Awards. Enjoy a 2 night stay for 2 people at the elite Four Season Beverly Hills amidst the energy and excitement of Los Angeles. Relax poolside or treat yourself and indulge in the luxurious offerings at the spa.
Past performers at the American Music Awards have included Taylor Swift, One Direction, Pit Bull, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Luke Bryan, Macklemore, Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood, Meghan Trainor, and Walk the Moon.
Included Bonus: With tickets for 2 to the Grammy Museum you will have an engaging, educational, and inspirational experience all while learning more about the legacy of music.
Thank You: Go Charity
Naguabo, Puerto Rico: Casa Flamboyant Bed & Breakfast
6 nights for 6 people
Delight in paradise at Casa Flamboyant located in El Yunque, Puerto Rico. For 6 nights your group of 6 will relax at this luxury Bed & Breakfast nestled in the mountains. Admire and explore the beauty of the surrounding El Yunque National Rainforest as you wind your way through private jungle pathways and waterfalls. Discovery awaits around every corner with exotic blooming flowers, vibrant birds, and tree frogs. After your hike, take a dip in the pool overlooking the rich green foliage of the tropical rainforest. Whether you are aiming for adventure or to unwind, this trip will be a true luxury experience!
Casa Flamboyant’s open floor plan provides sweeping views of the patios, pool, and mountains – all the way to the blue waters of the Caribbean. The entire home is surrounded by a wide veranda designed to give direct access to the main floor bedroom suites. The second suite is accessed via a separate staircase leading to that suite’s private patio and entrance. Set apart from the main house the third suite is a secluded, 400 sq-ft-space that boasts its own covered balcony with unrivaled views.
Included Bonus: Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast every day featuring local produce including avocados, mangos, and papayas grown directly on the property!
Restrictions: Reservations must be made by June 1, 2016. Travel can occur anytime before April 30, 2017. No children.
Thank You: Ricky and Florin – Casa Flamboyant
In-Home Chef’s Dinner with Jason Paskewitz of The Blanchard
Up to 12 people
Enjoy dinner for 12 in your home prepared by renowned Chef Jason Paskewitz. Owner of the newly opened The Blanchard Paskewitz has previously been involved with Gemini Bistro and Rustic House. The Blanchard recently became winner of the 2016 Jean Banchet Best New Restaurant Award as well as a nominee for the James Beard Best New Restaurant 2016 (winners announced May 2, 2016).
Dinner will be paired with wines selected by Chef Paskewitz. Servers will be provided for the ultimate culinary experience, and you can create a beautiful atmosphere for your evening with 3 included floral arrangements.
“Paskewitz has created a terrific modern brasserie that showcases his skills.”
-Chicago Magazine on The Blanchard
“Paskewitz has had an impressively long career in Chicago, from his early days at Wave and Gabriel’s to JP, Gemini Bistro and Rustic House. The Blanchard is clearly his best restaurant yet.”
-Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune
Included Bonuses: You’ll receive custom invitations designed and printed specifically for the event. Enjoy 3 floral arrangements from Stems to bring beauty to your tabletop.
Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon by winner and Chef Jason Paskewitz. Expires March 2017.
Thank You: Jason Paskewitz and Nichole Panje, Stems, Urban Gateways
Napa, California: Wine Country VIP Insiders Tour
3 nights for 4 people
This package is a true treasure. Hosts John and Judy Caldwell welcome you to their vineyard with a stay in their beautiful on-site guest house at their 123-acre estate. Enjoy a VIP treatment on this 3 night stay for 4 at the Caldwell Vineyard 2-bedroom, 1-bath Guest House. John Caldwell or his winemaker will provide a private wine tasting in their 20,000 square foot cave where you will be immersed in informative and intriguing stories.
Hollywood has already taken note of John Caldwell’s story – how he single-handedly became the first Californian to discover and import rootstocks and grapevine clones from France. They are now referred to as the “Caldwell Clones” and today, in a Bordeaux-style vineyard, clones are the industry standard. Caldwell produces estate-grown hillside fruit for its signature wines, “Gold,” “Silver,” and “Rocket Science”. The new varietals collection culminates Caldwell’s work over the last 25 years.
Included Bonuses: Enjoy a wine tasting and dinner for 4 created by Executive Chef Gary Penir at the Caldwell Cottage. Partake in an insider’s tasting with Neiman Cellars’ winemaker Drew Neiman and a gourmet seasonal lunch for 4 in the Neiman Room at the top-rated Inn on Randolph. You’ll also receive a private guided tour of the Napa region and transportation with Paul Diaz, Wine Educator.
Restrictions: Must book travel by March 2017. Must book a minimum of 60 days in advance. Subject to availability. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.
Thank You: Winspire
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Luxury Private Villa
5 nights for 6 people
Escape to Cabo San Lucas and enjoy the amenities of this fully furnished luxury 3-bedroom, 3-bath villa. Warm and welcoming, this villa melds traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design in a winning blend of style and comfort. Inside, you’ll appreciate the inviting furnishings and unique design features such as natural rock walls in several rooms.
Whether you’re splashing in the sparkling private outdoor pool, relaxing in the sunshine on one of the lounge chairs on the cheerful terrace, or cooking up a delicious snack in the full kitchen, you’ll find this villa is a delightful choice for a memorable getaway. Perfectly situated, the villa’s ideal location in the prestigious gated Pedregal community is just a short walk to beaches and the many activities, dining options, and nightlife venues of Cabo San Lucas.
The Pedregal is the “Beverly Hills” of private residential gated communities in Cabo San Lucas. Built into a magnificent granite hillside surrounded by exotic desert vegetation, the area’s 360 acres feature sweeping panoramic views over Cabo San Lucas Bay or the Pacific. With cobblestone streets, fine restaurants and numerous recreational options, the emphasis is on privacy and a casual, tropical lifestyle. Take advantage of the private extravagance and relax and unwind to your heart’s content!
Included Bonuses: Start your vacation off right once you arrive at the villa with a Welcome Margarita Party for your entire group! Transportation from the San Jose del Cabo Airport to the villa for the first group of arrivals is also included.
Restrictions: Available March 15-December 16, 2016. Transportation from the airport to the villa is for the first group of arrivals only. Additional trips are available at extra cost.
Thank You: Go Charity
Out on the Town: Top Rated Restaurants
Tempt your taste buds with gift certificates to the following restaurants: Girl & the Goat ($100), Four Corners Tavern Group ($100), Naha ($150), Gemini Bistro (dinner for 2), DineAmic Group ($100), Bistronomic ($100), The Blanchard (dinner for 2), Piccolo Sogno (dinner for 2), and MK (dinner for 2).
Thank You: Girl & the Goat, Four Corners Tavern Group, Naha, Gemini Bistro, DineAmic Group, Bistronomic, The Blanchard, Piccolo Sogno, and MK.
DIY Foodie: Cooking Classes & Kitchen Wares
Everything for the DIY foodies in your life! Enjoy a class for 2 at Eataly: learn how to cook using authentic Italian ingredients, or partake in a pizza party, or do a wine tasting – the possibilities are endless. Also included are 2 cooking classes for 2 people at Cook Au Vin in Bucktown: try a hands-on pastry class, or learn an authentic French dish! You’ll also receive a gift certificate for the Peterson Garden Project’s Cooking School: check out their classes on ethnic cuisines, preservation and canning, making homemade butter, and butchering. After all those classes, you’ll need a glass of wine – that’s why we’re throwing in a case of Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2013!
Included Bonuses: Gift sets from the Spice House, Old Town Oil, Pear Tree Preserves, Half Acre Brewery, Candality, and Adagio Tea.
Thank You: Eataly, Cook Au Vin, Brittany Timmons, Peterson Garden Project, Thomas Clewett, Spice House, Old Town Oil, Pear Tree Preserves, Half Acre, Candality, and Adagio Teas.
Sports Fan: Tickets & Memorabilia
Get ready for a FAN-tastic sports experience with all that this package has to offer! Includes tickets for 2 to the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks!
Included Bonuses: Autographed baseballs from Chicago White Sox former pitcher David Robertson and Chicago Cubs former pitcher Rick Sutcliffe. Also includes a laser autographed fan flag from the Chicago Bears.
Thank You: Joseph & Katelyn Kye, Pat Condon, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Bears.
Thespian Package: Chicago’s Best Theater
Celebrate the lively theater and cultural scene of Chicago with this amazing package! Enjoy tickets for 2 to: Chicago Sinfonietta, Lookingglass Theatre, Lyric Opera, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Writer’s Theatre. Also includes tickets for 4 to: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s performance of Othello: The Remix, iO Chicago, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Included Bonuses: 1 year memberships with benefits for 2 to the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Thank You: Chicago Sinfonietta, Lookingglass Theatre, Lyric Opera, Steppenwolf Theatre, Writer’s Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, iO Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gene Siskel Film Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.