Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2014
Chicago’s premier charity art event is coming to the Chop Shop on Friday June 20th, as the Prime 8 Art League hosts their 3rd annual pop-up gallery exhibition and gala. Featuring a celebration of local and national artists, special DJ set with live vocals by Penguin Prison, food, drink, art-themed activities, and high-end prize raffle, the event raises money benefiting Marwen a not for profit organization that provides free visual arts instruction to underserved Chicago youth. Tickets can be purchased through TicketFly.
The event serves as a showcase for the winners of the Prime 8 Art League’s annual competition, while bringing together people, businesses, and organizations from across the Chicago arts community, and beyond, for a worthwhile cause. In addition to the fabulous artwork, curated from artist submissions from around the world, the pop-up gallery event will include a full evening of entertainment and surprises, unlike anything else on the Chicago event calendar.
Music will be provided by local DJ RTST and special guest, Downtown records recording artist Penguin Prison, performing a DJ set with live vocals. Food will be provided by Chop Shop. Beverages will be provided by Revolution Brewing Company and Red Bull. Red Bull will also sponsor a range of unique activities within the event. Local artist-designed footwear merchant BucketFeet will be offering product giveaways, in addition to one of the best prize raffles anywhere.
General admission tickets ($25) include admission to the event and two (2) drink tickets. $40 VIP tickets include event admission, 2 hours of complimentary beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, light appetizers, private bar and viewing area, and an exclusive gift bag.
This year’s raffle includes outstanding prizes available only to those attending the event. The prize lineup includes:
- 2 Chicago Blackhawk tickets (2014-15 season), locker room player meet & greet, and signed player jersey (courtesy Chicago Blackhawks)
- 4 Chicago Cubs tickets and 4 Chicago Blackhawks tickets (courtesy WGN/WGN Radio)
- Lettuce Entertain You food and beverage experience package at RPM, Paris Clubs, and Hub 51
- $200 Trunk Club Gift Certificate
- Bourbon pairing class and appetizers for 6 (courtesy Tavern at the Park)
- Champagne shopping party at Sofia Boutique
- Winestyr gift certificate
- Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria gift certificate
- Universal Music gift package
- Vinyl Toy Collection (courtesy Rotofugi)
- Bucketfeet prize pack
The event takes place at 7:30pm on Friday June 20th at First Ward, a 6,000 square foot event space adjacent to the Chop Shop. Tickets are limited, so order yours today. A portion of each admission and 100% of raffle proceeds benefit Marwen. For more information, you can also follow the Prime 8 Art League on Facebook and Twitter for updated news and exhibition information.
About the Prime 8 Art League: The Prime Eight Art League exists to nurture and support emerging artists in the visual arts, and to raise funds to provide financial and material assistance to youth art education programs in the Chicago area. The Prime 8 Art League is made possible through the generous support of Gorilla Group.
About the Chop Shop: The Chop Shop is a butcher/deli/bar/restaurant with a 6,000 square foot event space behind it named the 1st Ward. An authentic salumeria and gourmet butcher shop offering an assortment of quality meats & cheeses from around the world & local farms as well as beer and wine to go. The restaurant/bar draws from the Chop Shop’s seasonal items to create an evolving menu. Located just west of Damen/Milwaukee on North Avenue, these three concepts bring together some of Chicago’s favorite things: encased meat, cocktails and live entertainment. For more information visit: http://ChopShopChi.com.