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Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation’s ‘Maskerade’ Gala raises $150K

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CHICAGO—The Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation is pleased to announce that its “Maskerade” Gala presented by Pressure Washing Systems grossed $150,000. Funds raised will support public art projects and events in the Loop in 2022. Past examples of Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation initiatives include Sundays on State, ACTIVATE pop-up alley events, mural projects, The Gateway and more.

The Maskerade Gala took place on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, featuring a VIP viewing of the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade down State Street, drinks, food stations, dancing and live entertainment from DJ Seasonal Frequency, Cabinet of Curiosity, DJ Lady D, La Explosiva y sus Chinelos Mágicos, magician Benjamin Barnes and Glamour Clown Productions’ Lilith Towers and Potty Mouth. In the spirit of the season, masquerade masks were encouraged. Chicago Loop Alliance followed public health guidelines and required all attendees provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.

“Maskerade” was presented by Pressure Washing Systems with support from Entertainment Sponsor ComEd, Program Sponsor Bannerville, Title Sponsors Acadia Realty Trust, Auditorium Theatre, CIBC, CIRCLE Foundation, City Escape Garden Center and Design Studio, DePaul University, Downtown Apartment Company, Hilton Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Macy’s, The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel and Springboard, and Supporting Sponsors ABC7/WLS-TV, BJB Properties/Drummond Advisors, DL3 Realty, EQ Office, Gensler, Goodman Theatre, Hard Surface Finishers, Mid-America Real Estate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SP Plus Corporation and Millennium Garages, Staypineapple, An Iconic Hotel, The Loop, Thompson Hine and Walgreens.

“We had such a fabulous time getting together with our supporters in person once again,” said Chicago Loop Alliance President and CEO Michael Edwards. “After hosting a virtual gala in 2020, it felt great to hit the dance floor with our members and partners to celebrate a very successful year for our organization.”

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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