20th Anniversary Gala of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
Thursday, November 17th
6PM VIP Reception | 7PM General Admission
Join the Chamber in commemorating its 20th Anniversary at a gala event inside the historic Ivy Room. Enjoy tastings from a collection of amazing Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. Sip on custom cocktails. Experience performances from Chicago Cabaret Project. VIP attendees will enjoy a private VIP reception from 6pm-7pm, prior to general admission.
Embrace the theme of the Chicago World’s Fair by dressing in your most creative white tie. Whatever you choose to wear, make it creative and make it your own.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Please contact Heather McRae, David Tucci, or Matt Phillips for more details.
General Admission: $125
Couple General Admission: $250
Group (10) General Admission: $1,000
VIP Couple: $300
VIP Group (10): $1,350
Enjoy a World of Flavors Where Tarzan Was Born
In the 20 years following the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Judge Lambert Tree and his wife Anne built Tree Studios as an artistic community to entice great talent to settle in Chicago.
Tree Studios and its annexes became the oldest artistic community in the United States. Over the years, it became the home of great artists such as painter Richard Florsheim, actors Peter Falk and Burgess Meredith, sculptor John Storrs, whose Ceres, the goddess of grain, stands atop the Chicago Board of Trade.
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs, wrote Tarzan of the Apes while looking at the Ivy Courtyard. The same ivy covered courtyard where J. Allen St. John illustrated the images for the first edition of Tarzan and the same courtyard visible from the 20th Anniversary Gala.
In the early 2000s, the Tree Studios was renovated and is now the home to art-related businesses, thriving shops and the amazing Ivy Room.
During our gala celebration, guests will experience flavors from around the world. Enjoy bites from RPM Steak, Café Ba-Ba-Reeba, II Porcellino, Mon Ami Gabi, Nacional 27, Osteria Stato, Summer House Santa Monica, Shaw’s and Beatrix.