The Art of Giving Foundationdedicated to funding local art programs and artists in need of seed funding to launch or maintain social initiative programs that benefit their communitiesannounced its second annual fundraising gala, the "Black Tie and Sneaker Ball."
The event is scheduled for July 9 at Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Included in the evening's festivities will be a live auction, a sneaker and accessory fashion show, as well as a "Best Sneaker Design" competition. Chicago fashion designer Borris Powell will present a "Best Dressed" award for the most stylish guest.
The Live Art Auction will include 12 presenting artists, each with at least three pieces of artwork available for bidding. Up to four of those artists are scheduled to do live presentations of their work on-site during the course of the evening. Jason Farley, creative director for Art of Giving Foundation, is curating all the artists for the event.
General admission tickets are $175, and there are four levels of VIP sponsorships available that include various amounts of VIP tickets, table reservations, champagne and private artist meet-and-greets. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/art-of-giving-black-tie-sneaker-gala-tickets-131551236289 .