Media Burn's 20th anniversary Video Ball

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Media Burn's 20th anniversary Video Ball

Join Media Burn for the hottest party of the year--the Video Ball! There will be fun surprises and great entertainment.

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Fairlie 339 North Bell Avenue Chicago, IL 60612

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About this event

Media Burn Archive, a Chicago-based 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization. Our mission is to amplify underheard Chicago stories. Our documentary video collection represents life in Chicago and the United States, from a grassroots, neighborhood-oriented perspective.

This once-in-a-decade event will take place at the Fairlie event space near West Town. This gorgeous site is conveniently located near Grand and Western with a large free parking lot. We hope you can join us in person for this one-of-a-kind event where you will mingle with artists, enjoy delicious food, and witness spectacular performances.

There will be DJ sets from Sam McAllister of CHIRP Radio, complimentary food and drinks from an onsite food truck, video installations, and an interactive Chicago-style election. Join us as we drop the video ball!

2022 Media Burn Video Ball Host Committee:

Chairs: Eleanor Bingham Miller & Tom Weinberg

Members: Mary Ann Childers & Jay Levine, John Davies, Robert Feder, Alison Flaum & Paul Schulman, Jonathan Flaum, Thea Flaum & Robert Hill, Andrew & Moira Griffin, Bob Hercules & Julie Johnson, Rick Kogan, Ben Kolak & Akemi Hong, Harry & Ann Oppenheimer, Michael Prussian, Gordon Quinn & Meg Gerkin

One of Media Burn’s partners is the Appalshop film and video archive in Whitesburg, Kentucky. That fifty-year-old collection was devastated in recent floods. We are committing 15% of Video Ball ticket revenue to help save the Appalshop collection. The money we raise for that purpose will be matched by Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg.


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Media Burn's 20th anniversary Video Ball image
Media Burn's 20th anniversary Video Ball image
Media Burn's 20th anniversary Video Ball image
$50 – $150