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Office Romance: threewalls Spring Fundraiser and Art Auction

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Tis the season for fundraisers and spring benefits!  And art benefits are particularly great all around since those who buy tickets come to support their favorite cause or institution, hang out with all their art world friends, and get what they really want - ART.  Silent auctions at art benefits are the best because, duh, they offer unique art at often-times reasonable prices while supporting the art organization in need.

And threewalls in particular knows how to throw a great party.  Last year, it was fangs, virgins and the undead partying at the Museum of Surgical Science.  This year the more-relatable, but still potentially randy, theme is Office Romance.  The event will feature live music by soul band Baby Alright, covert theater by Dog & Pony Theater Company, special performances by Naked Girls Reading and Justin Cooper, silent and live auction of over 80 artworks, M.C.'d by Scott Speh, and then shut the party down with a dance party by Chances Dances.

And, the party will be at a place most of you have never been to - The Library at 190 S. LaSalle. On the 40th floor!  If you're not a corporate office person (I've never worked in a cube, used the term 'circle back', flashed a badge to security, or taken an elevator more than 7 floors to get to work) then this is your chance - but way more fun: think Joan Holloway from Mad Men for a night.  According to the savvy event organizers, there is plenty tucked into the towering stacks of books, cubby holes and catwalks, as you over look the Sear's Tower and Lake Michigan...  This is an arty crowd, so get creative!

Artworks on auction include work by:  Andreas Fischer, Carrie Schneider, Jason Lazarus, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Judith Brotman, Karen Reimer, Ken Fandell, Richard Hull, Stacia Yeapanis, Theaster Gates, and more.

If you can't wait, check out the very helpful auction website to start bidding now (a few previews are in the slideshow here.)  Or, if you can't make the event, make sure you enter your bids in advance and support threewalls wherever you are!
threewalls Office Romance
2010 spring fundraiser and auction
@ The Library
190 S LaSalle, 40th Floor
Chicago IL

May 28th, 2010
7:30pm-midnight

Tickets on sale
V.I.P. tickets $100 pre-sale, $120 door (7:30pm admission)
General Admission $65 pre-sale, $80 door (8:30pm admission)
Special pre-sale couples ticket: $100 for general admission

threewalls was founded in 2003 to provide greater support and visibility for the visual arts community in Chicago. The founders wanted to encourage a greater awareness of Chicago's art scene by inviting emerging professional artists to Chicago to share in the city's rich histories, resources and creative communities. In an effort to provide meaningful support to emerging artists, curators and writers, threewalls has worked to form a sustainable organization that provides exhibition space & support, residency opportunities and artist fees to both visiting artists through the residency fellowship, and to regional artists through the SOLO program.

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