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Black Creativity Gala

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Black Creativity extends a special thank you to everyone who attended the 35th annual Black Creativity Gala on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Your support plays a critical role in extending the reach of our STEM education and Juried Art Exhibition programs, and we are grateful for your presence and your contributions.

Revisiting the 2018 Gala

Chicago-area civic and corporate leaders joined the Museum in supporting the 35th annual Black Creativity Gala on January 27. The Gala's proceeds will go to support Black Creativity programming and events.

This year's black-tie gala was co-chaired by Cheryl Harris, senior vice president of sourcing and procurement solutions at Allstate Insurance Company; and Kelly Powers Baria of Powers and Sons Construction Company.

More than 700 people were in attendance for an evening featuring more than 100 remarkable artworks in the annual Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition; a delectable buffet created by Catering by Michael’s; and smooth musical sounds from singer Meagan McNeal and DJ Nick “Nonstop” Nicholson. WGN’s Demetrius Ivory oversaw the proceedings as master of ceremonies.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

For information about Black Creativity in 2019, please contact us at

Thanks to our 2018 Black Creativity Gala sponsors