We are excited to inform you about our 80th Birthday Gala, which takes place on Friday, November 22, 5:30PM. This year, we are celebrating all the artists and supporters that have made and continue to make our unique institution possible, while looking forward to what’s next. Our Co-Chairs Denise & Gary Gardner, Kate Groninger & Molly Meyer, and Julie & John Guida invite guests to an evening packed with food, music, dancing, and lots and lots of art. In addition, the evening will offer a series of interactive arts experiences for Gala and After Party guests.
Executive Director Kate Lorenz says, “Hyde Park Art Center is humbled to be celebrating 80 years of supporting Chicago art. For the past 80 years, artists have led movements and established their careers by exhibiting work at the Art Center while also learning new skills in our school and studios. Today, artists of all ages are pushing boundaries, developing creative identities, and supporting their communities. This milestone is a celebration of our history, a call to action for the future to continue and build on this work. Happy birthday, Hyde Park Art Center!”
This year, the Art Center will celebrate a select Honorary Artist Committee and reflect on the positive impact Hyde Park Art Center has had on artists at all stages. The Honorary Artist Committee includes:
Juan Angel Chavez
Rodrigo Lara Zendejas