Arts Alliance Illinois to Host Inaugural Benefit Luncheon


Arts Alliance Illinois will host its inaugural benefit luncheon, Voices of a Creative State, Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. The luncheon will feature a presentation by world-renowned cellist and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma about the powerful role that the arts can and should play in the civic life of Illinois.

The event will also feature the presentation of Arts Alliance Illinois' first "Citizen Advocate" award, in recognition of an individual whose vision and civic leadership provide heightened visibility to the value of the arts. Arts Alliance Illinois is proud to honor Amb. Fay Hartog-Levin (ret.) with this award at the 2013 luncheon.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will serve as the event's honorary chair with Pamela Crutchfield and Kassie Davis serving as event co-chairs. The event will host members of Illinois' creative, corporate and civic sectors to celebrate the strength and diversity of our state's cultural community at what will become Arts Alliance Illinois' signature fundraising event.

Individual tickets to the luncheon begin at $150. Sponsorship levels begin at $3,500 for a table of 10. For additional sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, call 312.855.3105 x12 or visit

Arts Alliance Illinois is the state's leading voice for the arts and arts education, uniquely combining advocacy, service, and information to advance a creative and culturally vibrant state. Proceeds from the event will go toward the work of Arts Alliance Illinois to promote widespread support for the arts and arts education throughout Illinois.

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