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JOIN US TO CELEBRATE IN MENTAL WELLNESS

Independence Center invites you to be a part of history as we celebrate 30 years of independence with our Inaugural "Art of Mental Wellness" Art Exhibition & Evening at the Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan. The Exhibition runs Oct. 7-Nov. 9. Our Fundraising Event will take place October 25 from 5-8pm.


GET INVOLVED

CALL TO ARTISTS

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This installment will run Oct. 7 - Nov. 9 at the Dandelion Gallery on Genesee St. in Waukegan, IL. While no subject matter is required, we do request submissions focusing on mental illness as it impacts society and the individual.
 

Deadline to Register: Sept. 21

Deadline to Submit Artwork: Sept. 28


Creatives needed:

Paint - Drawing - Photography - Video - Other

Registrations must be approved prior to submission. Space is limited. Cost is $10 per 12"x18" space and a percentage of proceeds is required for all artwork sold. "Other" mediums are based on space availability and will need to be reviewed case-by-case.

 CONTACT US for more details.

REGISTER NOW

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

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Independence Center would not be here without the support and generosity of our donors and community partners. 


DID YOU KNOW: 71% of consumers will not only support brands that support a cause, but also will spend more money because of it.

 
Please consider a sponsorship for this event, either in-kind or monetary, and grow your business while developing and supporting your community.


Investigate preset SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES or CONTACT US to discuss other unique methods of contribution to benefit our cause AND your business. 




SPONSOR THE CAUSE

ART NIGHT FUNDRAISER

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You do NOT want to miss this event!

Grab your friends, family members, neighbors, coworkers... EVERYONE to attend this special evening on the town. 


Local artists from all around will display their artwork for sale as part of our Exhibition all month long, culminating on

 

OCTOBER 25 - 5-8PM

DANDELION GALLERY

109 GENESEE ST, WAUKEGAN


Join us for

drinks, hors d'ouvres, silent auction, 

art sale, and a special presentation to celebrate Mental Wellness.


Get your tickets now as space is limited. CONTACT US for more details. Can't attend? Support the cause; MAKE A DONATION.

BUY TICKETS NOW

ARTWAUK SHOWCASE

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 The concept of the ArtWauk  (pronounced "art walk" and short for Waukegan) was developed by Waukegan artists to fill vacant properties with art and improve the perception of our downtown neighborhood.   On February 23rd (Waukegan's birthday) in 2002, the first ArtWauk took place, becoming monthly in 2011, ever third Saturday.


Join Independence Center & Dandelion Gallery for this year's ArtWauk to see the Exhibition "The Art of Mental Wellness" and maybe bring some artwork home:


25% of proceeds from any art purchase will benefit Independence Center!

PLUS: Stop by the Independence Center table to enter for your chance to win great prizes, including a 4-pack of tickets to the Oct. 25 event!

LEARN MORE

AD BOOK OPPORTUNITIES

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Independence Center looks to support our businesses as much as they support us, so it is important to us that we have an option for advertisement and partnership at all contribution levels. This helps us allow small businesses and community providers with little to no marketing budget to get involved and show the community they too support our cause.


For as little as $25, you can promote your business in our event program on Oct. 25. Prices range up to $300 and are based on size and placement of your ad.


Placement, unless specifically purchased, is based on a first come, first serve basis, so get your space now for the greatest level of exposure.


CONTACT US to learn more, or view details on ad space available.

BUY AD SPACE NOW

AUCTION & DONATIONS

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If you're looking for other ways to get involved, look no further!


SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS

As part of our event, Independence Center is seeking contributions for our silent auction. Please CONTACT US if you have something you are willing to contribute; your donation is also 100% tax deductible!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

There is always room for more help in the nonprofit world, and this event is no different! If you can spare some of your time to help spread awareness of this event, reach out for donations or community support, help set-up or tear down on event night, etc. CONTACT US now! 


DONATE & SUPPORT

Please remember every little bit helps, whether time, money or otherwise.

DONATE TODAY