The South Side Community Art Center
will revive its historic Artists and Models Ball on Saturday,  October 27, 2012 at the historic Parkway Ballroom, on 4455 South King Drive, Chicago from 7:00 p.m.  to 12:00 midnight. 

Craig Gilmore, 
Director of Multicultural Marketing State Farm, Earl Jones, President and Market Manager Clear Channel,  along with Barbara Bates  of Bates Design,  and Carter Russell, Executive Director of Clara's House will be the hosts for the evening.  The event is sponsored by  Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois, Clear Channel, State Farm, and Walgreens. 

Be prepare to enjoy an evening full of joy and fun, This visual celebration for your senses will presents an artistic feast, a colorful joy for the eyes, a wonderful range of delicious and tasty delights to satisfy your cravings..  The sound will only entice your spirit your heart and will add to the total experience. With  amazing local, national and international talent, the artists will  share and show their work with the guests. This evening promises to be a night you will remember.

True to the original spirit of the Artists and Models Ball,  the South Side Community Art Center will honor Dayo Laoye, an artist and a long time supporter of SSCAC with the Arts and Tyronne Stoudemire Award. 

The first annual Artists and Models Ball was hosted by the South Side Community Art Center  in October 1938, aat the Savoy Ballroom. This event raised enough money for the down payment for the purchase of the Center's new home.Located at 3831 S.  Michigan Ave. in Chicago, IL,  the three-story brownstone hosted the first  Ball  as an artistic and creative event. Attended by Chicago's elite in government, politics, civic engagement and community outreach, The Artists and Models Ball became a successful annual fund raising event. All proceeds from the event go to benefit  the Center's art programs and outreach within the community. 

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