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Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation announces annual gala, Autumn City Lights, at recently opened venue in Willis Tower

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Sept. 14, 2022

 

CHICAGO— Chicago Loop Alliance is proud to announce the Autumn City Lights Annual Gala presented by Pressure Washing Systems to support the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation. The fundraiser will take place 6:30-11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at Convene Willis Tower, and tickets are now available at LoopChicago.com/Gala.

Other sponsors of the 2022 Annual Gala include Concorde New Media, with support from Acadia Realty Trust, Balanced Environments Inc., Bannerville, CIBC, CIRCLE Foundation, CityEscape Garden Center and Design Studio, ComEd, DePaul University, EQ Office, Hilton, and Millennium Park Plaza.

The Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation (CLAF) is a 501(c)(3f) affiliate organization that pushes the limits of what a downtown can be for its residents, workers and visitors. Award-winning projects like Sundays on State and ACTIVATE continue to propel this mission forward. The Foundation seeks to enrich the Loop’s public spaces through artistic expression and free cultural programing.

CLAF will gather supporters in person at one of the newest event spaces in the Loop. All attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. This year’s theme of the event intends to encapsulate the beauty of Chicago and its rich architectural splendor, as well as the importance of supporting the recovery and growth of downtown Chicago. VIP guests will receive access to a pre-party from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and post-party from 10 p.m.-midnight at another new Loop location – Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop hotel. The evening will be filled with dinner, dancing and entertainment by Chicago Soul Revue and more.

“We are always excited to gather supporters of the Loop and CLAF in iconic, culturally rich locations throughout downtown, and this year’s gala represents another opportunity to do just that, especially during a time when supporting the growth and recovery of downtown is so vital,” said Chicago Loop Alliance President and CEO Michael Edwards. “Celebrating in a new and inviting venue like Convene Willis Tower where you can work and play, shows the dichotomy of our downtown as more than an office center, but the true arts and entertainment oasis that is continues to be as well.”

About Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA)’s mission is to create, manage and promote positive and inclusive programs that attract people to the Loop and accelerate economic recovery. CLA is a membership organization as well as the sole service provider for Special Service Area#1-2015. For more information, please visit here.

About Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation
The Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) affiliate organization that pushes the limits of what a downtown can be for its residents, workers and visitors. The Foundation seeks to enrich the Loop's public spaces through artistic expression and free cultural programming. By building a connection between people and the places they share, the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation hopes to create an inclusive downtown environment that fosters creativity and enhances the Loop's appeal to the people and businesses that are a part of it. For more information, please visit here.

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