It’s been an incredible year for Woodstock Institute and our partners. We released research on patterns in mortgage lending to women, Chicago-area foreclosures, vacant buildings data collection, eliminating payday lending, and more. We also celebrated a huge advocacy victory as Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill eliminating asset limits for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Many of you also celebrated our 40th anniversary with us at a research symposium and bash.
Please join us for our annual holiday reception to celebrate all we’ve accomplished this year. We look forward to enjoying appetizers and cocktails with you at the Mars Gallery!
Please RSVP by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013.
Woodstock Institute’s applied research, policy development, and advocacy model is founded on the idea that a two-way flow of information between communities and policymakers is critical to the vibrancy of the communities we serve. We hope that you will be able to join us at this event and share your interests and priorities as we continue to develop key, practical information about the impact and potential of financial services on low-wealth communities and communities of color.
About Mars Gallery
Housed in a 19th century all-brick timber loft, the gallery is home to a wonderful variety of art and artists, including contemporary, modern pop art, abstract, figurative and more. Its three stories are packed with art, displayed on every surface, even suspended from the ceilings.
During the early years, flanked by warehouses and the meat packing district, Mars Gallery became as well known for its late-night parties as it was for its idiosyncratic artwork.
Through the decades, the West Loop has evolved into one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods…but Mars Gallery has retained its unconventional flair. (Its elevator bar is still one of the West Side’s coolest places to grab a cocktail.)