Dec 31st 2012

Heaven Gallery is excited to announce its first annual New Years Eve Benefit on December 31st, 2012.

Bring in the New Year in style at our 1920s theme speakeasy dance party. Festivities include a classic balloon drop, champagne toast at midnight plus a photo booth with Chicago’s own Al Capone.
All proceeds from the benefit go toward funding the exhibitions at Heaven Gallery. Heaven is a not-for-profit arts organization that hosts 10 art shows and 40+ music shows a year.

$50 suggested donation
$25 for students
includes hors d’oeuvres and open bar

tickets on sale at:

8:00pm – 11:00pm 1920s Speakeasy Party
11:00pm – Midnight The Prettiness
Midnight – 2:00am Ayana Contreras Soul DJ
2:00am – 3:00am John Herndon

Start your New Years Eve in the fashion of the Roaring 20s! Make like Boardwalk Empire’s glamorous Nuckie Thompson as you sway to the beat of ragtime and popular 20’s music. Sip on cocktails from through the liquor glass. Dress up as your favorite silent film star, gangster, flapper or just formal attire.

The Prettiness is a musical collaboration
between electronic experimenters Joe Jeffers of Harold Arts and Michael Perkins.
Video art by Theo Darst

Ayana Contreres is a DJ, sound designer and music historian. She specializes in soul music, spinning vinyl LPs and 45s. Aside from her DJ work, Ayana hosts and produces the weekly radio show, Reclaimed Soul, on, a sister station of Chicago Public Radio. She is a Heaven Gallery frequent and favorite.

John Herndon, a local musician, is most recognized as the drummer from Chicago post-rock band, Tortoise, will be playing a special DJ set for the benefit. His sets are best known for getting people out on the dance floor.

Heaven Gallery sincerely thanks you for your attendance and contribution to this event.
We look forward to bringing you another great year of art, music and vintage in 2013.

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