About the event
THIS ANNUAL EVENT PROMOTES LOCAL/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EMERGING & ESTABLISHED ARTISTS.
The“Party Gras” themed fundraiser will commemorate and mark the kick-off celebration for SSCAC co-founder, Dr. Margaret Burroughs’ centennial birth year.
Actor Harry Lennix is our Celebrity Honorary Chair; the Featured Guest Celebrity Artist is producer/actor-sculptor/author Tim Reid; and actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh is our “Closet Artist” -as many know her only as a performer.
The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) is the oldest African American Art Center in North America from the WPA Era. The annual art auction furthers the SSCAC Mission: To preserve, conserve and promote the legacy and future of African American Artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture. Attendees from local, national, international businesses and the community-at-large, are encouraged to support emerging and established artists through a silent and live auction event.
This will be the first year artists are asked to 'donate' their works in an effort to have a 100% fundraiser benefitting the SSCAC. Artists are able to submit for participation in 5-8+ events throughout the year at the SSCAC in which they may sale their art at full price, giving the SSCAC a commission.
Why should you sponsor?
SPONSORING THIS EVENT OFFERS THE ABILITY TO:
- Support a Chicago Landmark (and future National Treasure)
- Expand "Urban" Marketing Reach to a demographic with mid-range to substantial disposable income
- Engage with the oldest African American Art Center in North America
- Create a new and ongoing relationship beyond one event
- Position your business to become/continue to be civically engaged and community-centric
- Assist in the furthurance of the next cultural icons in the arts community
Since June 2016, I have had the distinct pleasure of working as the Development Director for the SSCAC, under the leadership of Executive Director Maséqua Myers.
Fortifying, garnering support of and re-branding the SSCAC to its due greatness are my aspirations-even as I sleep! Attracting multi-cultural attention, interest and support for this legendary organization, as an excellent Steward of the SSCAC legacy is my #1 priority.
"Trust is earned when actions meet words" - unsure of author
SSCAC: 76 years of supporting artists. 51 years of annual art auctions. 23 years as a Chicago Landmark. Seven decades of continuous community and cultural impact.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer