The experiential artist and culinary event of the year!
Starving Artist is Chicago Artists Coalition’s annual benefit that pairs the city’s most inspiring visual artists with its most innovative culinary talent. Their assignment is to inspire each other to create edible “installations” to be enjoyed by the crowd and new works of art to be auctioned off the night of the event. Starving Artist is a high-energy and interactive evening where attendees will engage directly with the creative environment of unique art and food installations.
“As government endowments for the arts continue to be depleted, it’s important to find and support organizations that foster creativity, CAC is one of the few left that does this wholeheartedly. Chicago chefs and restaurants can learn a lot and benefit by partnering with the CAC community.”
— Chef Jared Van Camp of Nellcote
Each artist + chef course is presented in a unique, experiential and performative way. This whimsical, one of a kind event reinvents the traditional idea of a fundraiser.
This year, there are five artist + chef pairs who will be creating both edible and aesthetic delights. The dishes will be staggered throughout the evening and the pairs will be celebrated and introduced via a performance processional by The Power of Cheer.
Cocktails crafted by mixologist Benjamin Newby, free-flowing beer and wine, and an inventive mix of food installations will complement the artist/chef offerings.
Starving Artist 2013 Artists, Chefs and Partners
Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice // Andrea Morris of Cocomori // Benjamin Newby of Hennessy Black // Bill Kim of BellyQ and Urban Belly // Furniture designers Bladon Conner & Aaron Pahmier // Chrissy Camba of Bar Pastoral // Artist Claire Ashley// Artist Cody Hudson // Erick Williams of MK // Fabio Viviano of Top Chef and Siena Tavern // Jared Wentworth of Longman and Eagle // HATCH Projects artist Jordan Martins // Mamas Nuts // Artist Sabina Ott // BOLT Residency artist Stacia Yeapanis // Artist Theaster Gates // Zoe Schor of Ada Street // plus a Taco Battle featuring Antique Taco vs. Big Star
Tickets Available Soon!
*to pre-order tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase before June 15
$50 artists and arts administrators
$100 general admission
$150 Secret Society (includes super awesome gift bag and a year long Collectors Circle membership, a $150 value)
Purchase after June 15
$75 artists and arts administrators
$125 general admission
$175 Secret Society (includes super awesome gift bag and a year long Collectors Circle membership, a $150 value)
All proceeds from Starving Artist support CAC’s mission and programs, and the Maker Grant which is funded in part by the ticket sales of this event and our partner OtherPeoplesPixels. The grant provides critical unrestricted support for a local Chicago artist, and will be distributed in Spring 2014.
*to learn more about sponsoring Starving Artist email email@example.com