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Autotelic Studios, Sixty Inches From Center, The Perch

Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CST)


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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Going Stag
Going Stag tickets are for attendees flying solo. Ticket includes one drink ticket.
Sold Out Ended $30.00 $2.64
Couples Tickets
One Couples Ticket includes tickets for TWO individuals. Comes with two drink tickets.
Sold Out Ended $50.00 $3.74
Clique Tickets (10 Tickets)
Clique Tickets include tickets for TEN individuals. Comes with 10 drink tickets. Clique tickets must be purchased in advance and can be picked up at Will Call. These tickets are not available for purchase at the door.
Sold Out Ended $200.00 $11.99
DONATE! If you donate $15 or more, we'll send you a copy of our Prom Night Mixtape!   more info Ended


Event Details



If you still want to support our cause, please consider a donation! If you donate $15 or more, we'll send you a copy of our Prom Night Mixtape so you can celebrate with us in spirit. <3 THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Presented by Autotelic Studios, Sixty Inches From Center, and The Perch, Prom Night offers Chicagoans another shot at the high school dance—and this time, the chaperones will be more forgiving, and all of the alcohol will be legal.

It’s all set to happen at Chicago Art Department in Pilsen–a massive space that will be transformed into a romantic high school gymnasium for the glamorous proceedings. That means streamers, balloons, and a professional photographer to immortalize the moment party-goers walk in. Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple’s night out or planning on going stag, everyone in attendance is encouraged to dress to the nines. A boutonniere or corsage can add that extra edge to secure a nomination, so those who order their tickets in advance can commission an arrangement by Alexandra Noe, Victoria Martinez, Sarah & Joseph Belknap, or the "Pixtytelic" team. Prom Chaperones Esther Grimm, Alexis Nido-Russo, Sadie Woods, Cecil McDonald Jr., Victoria Martinez, and Britt Julious will be nominating best-dressed-guests to be presented for Prom Court honors.

DJ Bored Enthusiast will be spinning favorite prom tunes past and present under the quintessential spinning disco object. Bartenders will be serving brews by Ale Syndicate, Lagunitas, Revolution and Arcade Brewery, plus cocktails with Pierre Ferrand cognac and gin, specially crafted by John Stanton of Sable Kitchen & Bar.

It’s all to raise money to support these three host organizations in their mission to elevate the arts in Chicago. In turn, they will use their own resources to support one Chicago artist with a multi-faceted arts prize, including exhibition and publication opportunities, editorial coverage, and work features through public programming. The winning artist will be announced by the end of Prom Night.

Tickets must be reserved in advance and picked up at Will Call. No tickets will be sold at the door.




We've commissioned a few local artists to make some wearable creations for Prom Night! Purchase with your ticket on Eventbrite and pick up your corsage or boutonniere at the door! These multiples vary, but we promise, they're going to be awesome!

Alexandra Noe 

Alexandra Noe was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. In May 2013 she completed her BFA in Studio Art at Columbia College Chicago. Noe has participated in various shows including the Terrain Biennial and The Salon Series Projects with artist Jenny Kendler at FLATS Studio. Her most recent shows include the Starwalker gala for Threewalls at Mana Contemporary and Starving artist for the Chicago Artists Coalition. Noe currently lives in Chicago, IL and runs her studio practice at Autotelic in Logan Square.


Sarah and Joseph Belknap

Sarah and Joseph Belknap are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists and educators who received their MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working in collaboration with each other since 2008, their art has been exhibited at the Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Artists Coalition, and Western Exhibitions and Comfort Station, both galleries in Chicago, as well as in artist-run exhibition spaces in Brooklyn, Detroit, and St. Louis. In addition, they have presented performances at institutions throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, and at the MCA. Most recently the Belknaps have a solo show at the MCA as part of the BMO Harris Bank: Chicago Works series.

Victoria Martinez

Victoria Martinez is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who appreciates vibrant patterns, flowers, and the urban environment. She focuses on site-specific installation, collage, printmaking, and fibers. Martinez is currently working on new projects for exhibitions at ACRE Projects, Comfort Station, and Riverside Arts Center.


Pixtytelic is the strange and beautiful hybrid of artists that will collaborate on Prom Night (Perch+Sixty+Autotelic=Pixtytelic). Like Prom Night, these puppies are the fruit of our collaborations. Artists include Andi Crist and Jeff + Matt Austin.




Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is 21+


Do I have to buy my tickets on Eventbrite?

Yes. Tickets are officially sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door.


What is the expected attire?

The expected attire is what you would wear to Prom if you could do it all over again, well, because you will be doing it all over again. Our fashion chaperones will be selected awards for the best dressed, so we encourage the most extravagant of outfits. 


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is street parking right out front, but getting a limo with your friends seems more appropriate. 


What can (can't) I bring to the event?

Please do not bring outside food or drink. No weapons, hazardous materials, or bad vibes.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach out to us at 


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

As long as the attendee is at least 21 years old with a valid ID, you may transfer your ticket to another invidividual, preferably in advance. 


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, contact to update registration information. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you can pick up your ticket at Will Call. Once your ticket is checked in, your printed ticket will no longer be valid. Your name will be checked off the list and no one else can use your printed ticket for admission.


What is the refund policy?

This event is a fundraiser, so we are not offering refunds. The money from your ticket sales will go to a good cause, we assure you!


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Contact to transfer the name on your ticket to match the name of the attendee. They must present a valid ID at check in to confirm that they are 21 years of age.


When & Where

Chicago Art Department
1932 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608

Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CST)

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Autotelic Studios, Sixty Inches From Center, The Perch

Sixty Inches From Center is an online magazine and archive initiative that is going into its 5th year. In our short existence we have worked to archive, document and produce writing about over 600 artists in Chicago with the help of our primary partners WBEZ, Harold Washington Library and the Zhou B. Art Center. And even as a small organization, we have worked our way up to paying the artists, writers and designers we work with—something that is becoming more and more rare in the world of arts journalism. 

The Perch is an artist-run project that relies on unconventional fundraising and radical generosity to support the publishing projects of artists throughout the city. Projects taken on by The Perch result in a limited-run and stunning artist book. These books cost nothing for the artists to make—just blood, sweat, time and creativity—and all proceeds from the books go directly to the artists.

Autotelic Studios is an artist community that gives artists access to affordable studio space, workshops, exhibition opportunities and much more. While space continues to be an issue for artists in our city, Autotelic is working on ways to not only fill that demand, but also make it into a thriving, family-like place for artists to build careers. 

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