Gen Art presents a night celebrating Chicago Talent in Film, Fashion, Art and Music Inspired by Chicago ’s Urban Landscape

by Kelly O’Brien

WHAT: IGNITE!An evening showcasing the works of some of today’s best independent filmmakers, visual artists, fashion designers, and performance artists - all in an environment that celebrates Chicago’s urban scene.

 Dolan Geiman , One of Chicago’s freshest emerging artists/designers, will debut his “Rescued Clothing™ Delivery” concept. Attendees are encouraged to bring items of clothing (shirts, sport coats, t-shirts, blouses skirts or scarves)to be rescued - Watch as Dolan turns old wares into today’s hottest fashion!

 Visual Art exhibition, curated by Allison Stites, including one of Chicago ’s most buzz worthy artists,

Live Drum Performance from Chicago ’s own MOFO,

Live painting by Robert Doran, Pablo Perea and Allison Hill - with their work available to the highest bidder at the end of the evening,

Edgy, independent short films from today’s most exciting young directors showcased in a state-of-the-art screening lounge,

Music DJ Benjamin Castaneda and multi-media band, Venue who will perform with a live drummer, male and female vocals and back up visuals they mix live,

Urban Atmosphere and Installations courtesy of Mike Genovese and 3D stereoscopic photography by Joe Compean,

 VIP wine and champagne reception including special spoken word performances by Reality, O’Sirus, Jane, Hillary and Commander and other surprises ,

Open bar courtesy of Boru Vodka, Beck’s Premier Light, Stella Artois , Bass Ale, and Red Diamond Wines. Additional support provided by Acura, Crunch Red Eye, Chicago Magazine and Hotel Gansevoort .

WHERE: 800 W. Superior , Chicago , IL 60607
WHEN: Saturday, June 4 th, 9pm-1am
8pm - 9pm : VIP pre-reception
9pm – 1am : Main Event


2 complimentary tickets (Platinum Gen Art Members)
$40 (Silver Gen Art Members)
$50 (Non-Gen Art Members)

 Regular Tickets:

$15 (Gen Art Silver Members)
$20 (Non-Gen Art Members)
$30 At the door

www.genart.org or call 312-229-1701



GEN ART: Gen Art is the leading arts and entertainment organization dedicated to showcasing emerging visual artists, fashion designers and filmmakers. With offices in New York , Los Angeles , San Francisco , Miami and Chicago , Gen Art provides access to the film, fashion and art worlds for those who are interested in these areas, but often are intimidated by the inclusive nature of these art/entertainment realms.