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57th Annual Benefit Gala: SpecTACular, A Celebration of the Arts

May 4, 2017

The Art Center – Highland Park (TAC) is reminding the public to save the date for its upcoming 57th Annual Benefit Gala: SpecTACular, A Celebration of the Arts, on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. This is TAC’s largest fundraising event of the fiscal year and money raised will help fund art scholarships, classes, workshops, exhibitions, events and programs to make art accessible to everyone throughout the year.

TAC, a nonprofit community art center serving the North Shore and Chicagoland area since 1960, announces Gabrielle Rousso as the 2017 TAC Gala Honoree. Rousso served as TAC’s Executive Director from 2008 thru 2016, expertly leading TAC’s growth and revitalization during that time and resulting in recognition of TAC as one of the community’s central cultural institution. Rousso was also instrumental in bringing established and emerging artists to exhibit in TAC’s three award winning galleries. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Gabrielle served on the TAC Board of Directors for ten years.

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Food & Spirit Sponsors

Bent Fork, Bluegrass, Carols Cookies, Hel’s Kitchen Catering, Highland Park Pop, MLG, Nietos, Sunset Foods, Vin Chicago and Westwood Bistro

Entertainment Sponsors

David Dallison Band, Stand Up and Clap and Art Beat Live

Sponsorship opportunities are available and inquiries should be directed to TAC staff at 847-432-1888. TAC Gala is the hottest ticket of the season, attracting more than 300 people from all over the North Shore, surrounding suburbs and the greater Chicagoland art community, and is expected to raise more than $100,000.  Individual tickets are $150 in advance and $175 after April 20th. Tickets can be purchased online as early as February 13th.


The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States