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MARWEN CELEBRATES 36 YEARS IN CHICAGO AT PAINTBRUSH BALL 2023

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 6-11 PM

Morgan MFG, 401 N Morgan St

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(Chicago, IL – May 2, 2023) Marwen announces its largest fundraising event, Paintbrush Ball, on Saturday, May 20, 6-11 pm at Morgan MFG in Chicago’s West Loop. Celebrating 36 years of FREE creative youth development programs in Chicago, the event welcomes 300+ philanthropists, cultural tastemakers and civic leaders and raises funds to keep all Marwen programs at no cost to families.

 

This year's event co-chairs are Marwen trustees Sarah Finlayson-Banasiak (The Revel Group) and Britt Nolan (Leo Burnett). We are thrilled for their leadership in planning this can’t-miss event. Paintbrush Ball 2023, which is held on Marwen’s birthday, includes a bustling cocktail hour with appetizers, open bar, silent auction, visual art displays, and a special program curated for the evening. Co-chair Sarah Finlayson-Banasiak and her team at Limelight Catering will also treat our guests to a decadent, three course meal.The celebration will continue until 11 pm with dancing and music by DJ Trak Qwn.

 

This year's event celebrates Art@Work, a summer internship program and cornerstone of our Pathways programs. Art@Work provides young people with immersive and paid professional development experiences in various creative career fields. The event’s theme is inspired by these internships, with designs conceived by co-chair Britt Nolan’s creative team at Leo Burnett that elevate everyday office supplies into works of art. 

 

“Paintbrush Ball is a celebration of community, creativity, and connection,” said Akilah Halley, Marwen’s Executive Director and an alumna of the organization. “The generosity of our sponsors and attendees allows Marwen to expand programs and pathways for young people – to flourish as artists, creative thinkers, leaders, and thriving adults.”

 

TICKETS & PACKAGES

Individual tickets are on a sliding scale from $200 to $500. Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $2,500 to $25,000. Contact Mindy Scott, Director of Development, at mscott@marwen.org with any questions.

 

2023 PAINTBRUSH BALL SPONSORS

Aldi

Allstate

Amy and Andy Bluhm

Antonia Contro & George Marquisos

Blick Art Materials 

Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation

Bob Buchsbaum and Elyse Klein

Britt and Catherine Nolan

Carol and Larry Levy

Chiara and Dan Wrocinski 

Corporate Concepts

GCM Grosvenor

Gensler

Hindman

Isa and Adam Pressman

James and Mary Hill

Katherine Scott Jimenez and James Jimenez

Kirkland & Ellis

Lee and Sharon Oberlander

Leo Burnett 

Limelight

Luxury Residence Group by Power Construction

Mark-It Express Logistics LLC

MillerKnoll

Molly Morse Limmer and Seth Limmer

Pritzker Traubert Foundation

Sally Pofcher

Steven P. and Karen Berkowitz

The Gallo Family

Wheeler Kearns Architects

 

ABOUT MARWEN

Marwen exists to inspire young people to nurture their growth and build their futures through art and community. Founded in 1987, Marwen has supported over 14,000 young people in Chicago who lack access to arts programming. Through studio courses as well as academic and creative career pathway programs, Marwen's cost-free offerings nurture the development of young people, provide creative opportunities, and help build a future filled with possibility and success.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Kennon Reinard, Director of Communications

kreinard@marwen.org

Photography and video are welcome during the event.

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MARWEN CELEBRATES 36 YEARS IN CHICAGO AT PAINTBRUSH BALL 2023