Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W. 35th Street
Summer Bash is BACK!
This year’s festivities will take place at the spectacular Bridgeport Art Center, a working space peppered with artist studios, galleries, and sculpture.
Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a summer soundtrack by DJ C (Jake Trussell). Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to sip on cool drinks, enjoy live entertainment from The Chicago Cuatro Orchestra Project, peruse a market of local creative enterprises, and mingle with fellow arts supporters – all in support of Chicago’s culture and commerce!
Food truck Tazacos Gourmet Tacos will be on deck with a variety of edible delights for purchase. For those who might find themselves wanting to capture the unforgettable evening, a Vivid Image photobooth awaits! Complimentary après performance sweets are also yours for the taking courtesy of Panache Ganache, culinary creators of decedent urbane cakes and confections.
Summer Bash celebrates the Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s work and the many Chicagoans who make it happen. This year’s festivities also support our goal of reaching all 77 of the city’s community areas, by 2020. Grab your tickets and champion the city’s arts!
For more information, email email@example.com or call 312.372.1876, ext. 101.
Proceeds from this event directly benefit the Arts & Business Council of Chicago and the Bridgeport area nonprofits they serve.
Our Partners & Supporters
Open parking is available at Bridgeport Art Center’s north parking lot.
About Bridgeport Art Center
The Bridgeport Art Center was established in 2001 and is a visually breathtaking creative home for artists, designers, and working professionals. Located in the former Spiegel Catalog Warehouse, this 500,000 square foot building features high ceilings with wood beams, exposed brick, and large windows with incredible city views. This raw industrial work space is suitable for inspiration, woodworking, metal design, office spaces, and manufacturing / distribution.
Bridgeport Art Center also boasts two stunning event venues and three curated art galleries. Our goal is to continually serve as a resource for imaginative minds and to be a home to the emerging and evolving Chicago area art scene.
Meet the Boards is a networking session for On BOARD candidates and arts organization boards to meet and learn about each other. Attendees discuss the mission and history of the organization, current and upcoming initiatives, and how new board members can contribute to the organization.
Interested organizations must fill out an arts client On BOARD application – the deadline for which is August 23, 2019.
Meet the Boards is by invitation only.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Marz Community Brewing Co., 3630 S. Iron St.
Hey, Chicago: What’s better than making new connections, sharing ideas, and having a local beer?
Meet us at Arts & Drafts, a quarterly networking event for Chicago’s arts, cultural, creative, and business communities. Each event brings together a unique mix of people and companies, under one roof, for one night only. If you believe in the power of the arts, want to make a difference in our city, or simply feel like getting to know Chicago a little better, this mixer’s for you!
Arts & Drafts is a casual opportunity to network, expand your circle, meet up with friends, and make new ones. Do you have a question about the Arts & Business Council of Chicago, On BOARD, or Business Volunteers for the Arts? Swing by and get it answered!
FREE to attend. Open to all. Throw a few bucks down for a beer. See you there.
Karaoke on Marz to follow!
For more information, contact Kenneth Franco at 312.372.1876 x 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Arts & Drafts
Arts & Drafts is the Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s quarterly networking event for the city’s arts, cultural, creative, and business communities. Each event brings together a unique mashup of people and companies, under one roof, for one night only. The goal: To encourage new relationships and partnerships.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
About Marz Community Brewing Company & Taproom
Marz Community Brewing Co. makes small, artisanal batches of beer in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. Marz supports various cultural and social platforms that help build the community of the future.
Marz’s taproom is located in the near south side in the Central Manufacturing District of McKinley Park, just off the shores of Bubbly Creek. The taproom is a 4,000-sq. foot space featuring an oval central bar; various seating areas; a gallery space; and the ‘Marzcade’, a pinball and vintage video game arcade.