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The Scene Around Town, Across Town is a compilation of events in Chicago and beyond. Though we may have been unable/unavailable to personally attend, they are still worth talking about.
Event: Marwen Annual Paintbrush Ball
Host/Co-Chairs: Robert Buchsbaum(CEO of Blick Art Materials) and Tom Shapiro (Partner at Cultural Strategy Partners).
Date: Friday, May 1
Where: Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan Street Chicago)
Notable names in attendance & Sponsors: Larry and Carol Levy, Ellen S. Alberding(Joyce Foundation), Don Bacigalupi (Founding President, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art), Madeline Grynsztejn(MCA), Greg Cameron (Executive Director, Joffrey Ballet), Tony Tasset(Artist), Ra Joy (Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois) Northern Trust, Leo Burnett Chicago, GCM Grosvenor.
The scoop: Paintbrush Ball raised more than $760,000, the largest sum in the event’s history and an unprecedented success for the organization. DLA Piper partner and Marwen board member, Caryn Englander and Lee Miller, accepted the Marwen Impact Award, an award given to a supporter who has made a significant long-term commitment to Marwen’s mission. Sothebys Gary Metzner was auctioneer encouraging those in attendance to raise their paddles for the inaugural Follow Your Art Fund that was matched.
Event: Zoo Ball 2015 Kick-Off Party
Host/Co-Chairs: Karen Eisenbart and Denise Stefan Ginascol
Date: : Wednesday, April 30th
Where: Pomellato Boutique, 41 East Oak Street Chicago
Notable names in attendance & Sponsors
The scoop: Ahead of one of Chicago society’s anticipated summer gala, Zoo Ball, the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park zoo hosted an intimate reception to kick off this year’s Arctic Blast theme which will take place July 10th co-chaired by Karen Eisenbart and Denise Stefan Ginascol. President and CEO of Lincoln Park Zoo Kevin Bell along with Women’s Board President Kim Theiss and co-chairs made brief remarks. Alayna Crenshaw of Pomellato also announced that there will be a special pomellato necklace in the auction at Zoo Ball.
Event:Rent the Runway Chicago Launch Event
Host/Co-Chairs: Co-Founders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss
Date: Wednesday, April 29
Where: Rent the Runway (710 N. Wabash)
Notable names in attendance: Co-founders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss
The scoop: Rent the Runway celebrated the opening of their Chicago storefront with a private launch event. The evening featured drinks by Femme du Coupe, light fare by Boutique Bites, music by DJ Lani Love.
Photo credits: Timmy Samuel; Stephanie Bassos(RTR)
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