40 North fundraiser all about art
Art lovers have the chance to own a piece of local art at UNTITLED, the annual fundraiser for 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council.
The one-of-a-kind event at 8 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., C, includes an original art sale. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
In addition, art lovers, supporters and the general public will have a night of entertainment including live performances, a live mural, custom T-shirts, a wine wall, cocktails, a French crepe dessert bar, specialty coffees, craft beers and a DJ for dancing.
"Art, in any form, is something to be celebrated by all walks of life," 40 North Executive Director Kelly White said. "We wanted to make this event engaging and accessible so that a larger part of the community can embrace and celebrate the importance of fostering creativity in Champaign County."
Tickets are $40 a person and $70 a couple. They're at 40north.org/tickets, by calling 351-9841 or by stopping by the 40 North office, 106 N. Neil St.
Proceeds from the sole 40 North fundraising event of the year will benefit the council and its programs, including the Boneyard Arts Festival, the ACE Awards, the Eric Show, Friday Night Live, Sky Gallery and MTD ART.