The fourth annual Connect 4 the Arts was a huge success! Heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors and all that attended! Over 100 guests joined us at Carmichael’s Chicago Steak House as we celebrated Chicago’s vibrant arts community with arts administrators, BVA consultants, On BOARD graduates, A&BC board members, and even some new faces to the Arts & Business Council family.
Clark Stereo’s upbeat music added to the festivities, as guests dined on delicious appetizers and kept cool with Goose Island beers. Our raffle and door prizes were especially popular, with prizes including tickets to Goodman Theatre and Remy Bumppo, a Good Times Historic Bar Tour courtesy of Chicago Detours, and tickets to a Bottle & Bottega art party.
The laidback, friendly atmosphere of Carmichael’s was the perfect setting to meet people who share a passion for supporting the arts and learning about opportunities to become involved with A&BC. Said BVA consultant and repeat attendee Barbara Jurgens, “This year’s Connect 4 the Arts was another fun, social event and a great way to meet interesting people from business and the arts.”
A&BC staff, board members, volunteers and arts clients were all on hand to share their insight on how one can make a lasting impact on the arts by participating in A&BC’s programs. One newcomer to A&BC shared, “The Connect 4 the Arts event was exceptionally well-organized and I found it to be a very helpful way to learn about the Arts & Business Council’s programs and opportunities. Through this event, and the expert assistance of the Council’s staff, I was able to connect with alumni of the Council’s On BOARD program, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to learn more about it.”
The night’s achievements wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our friends and generous sponsors. We look forward to seeing you at the next Connect 4 the Arts event!
View Connect 4 photos.
Big City Swing
Bottle & Bottega
Carmichael’s Chicago Steak House
Chicago Pizza Tours
Goose Island Beer Company
Lettuce Entertain You
Museum of Science and Industry
Silk Road Rising
Virginia Allen, our event photographer