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Creating Pride Benefit Art Auction

Benefit art auction on 27 July to support efforts of local arts-in-education nonprofit
Art Auction, July 27, 2001 at Sotheby's to Benefit Chicago Arts Organization, Creating Pride

What: An auction and event chaired by Dr. Margaret G. Burroughs, Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, renowned artist, and a Commissioner of the Chicago Park District. The auction will be of artwork by leading national and local artists who have donated their works to Creating Pride for this event.

Why: To support Creating Pride, a community-based nonprofit organization focused in education and the arts. Funds raised from this auction will directly benefit the schools Creating Pride serves.

When: July 27, 2001, from 5-8:30 pm (5-6pm, viewing and reception; 6-8pm, silent auction). The auction is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome.

Where: 215 West Ohio (Sotheby's), Chicago, Illinois. For details, please call Creating Pride at 312.857.0907.

Who: Creating Pride's mission is to build stronger learning environments in whole school communities by helping teachers to make the arts a regular part of every child's learning. Founded in 1992, Creating Pride's program is centered on the issue that although research conclusively demonstrates that the arts improve children's learning skills, and that children gain higher order and cognitive skills as a result of their experiences with the arts, art activities are limited in most Chicago schools. Creating Pride works primarily with at-risk, underserved communities in Chicago's urban neighborhoods, now reaching approximately 500 teachers in 17 schools who work with over 10,000 students. Of all the students Creating Pride serves, over 92% of them are considered to be living in low-income environments.



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