Hearth Benefit


The ACRE Annual Benefit

October 11, 2022

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Virtual Auction: September 27 - October 11

Digital Auction Guide

Benefit Dinner and Live Auction: October 11, 6-10pm

At Bungalow by Middle Brow

2840 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL

Make a donation to help us reach our $50k goal

Join us for the Hearth Annual Benefit on October 11, 2021 to raise vital funds for ACRE’s residency program serving emerging artists. Each fall ACRE friends and family gather around a shared meal and look ahead to creating its future together. Hearth is an opportunity to celebrate the community that powers ACRE and to dedicate our resources and efforts to another year of making a significant impact on the practices of emerging artists. 

Hearth 2022 features an online auction that directly supports ACRE's artist community and its programs. 50% of final bids on works by ACRE alumni go directly to each artist and 50% go directly to funding ACRE’s programs. Additional works will support ACRE scholarships and programs directly. An in-person benefit event features food by ACRE Kitchen in collaboration with Bungalow by Middle Brow. A live auction and paddle raises generate funds that directly support the 2023 ACRE Residency Program. The benefit event evokes the warmth and conviviality of our residency program and celebrates the key features that make it special.

For 12 years ACRE has offered a space for artists to connect with peers and collaborators, to experiment and learn from one another, and to support each other, as we build the communities that we need to sustain our practices and create our futures together. Join us for ACRE’s biggest night of the year to support this artist-centered mission. 



Abbey Muza  ● Alex Chitty ● Andi Crist  ● Andres Hernandez ● E. Saffronia Downing ● Em Kettner ● Erin Hayden ● Ever Baldwin ● Haerim Lee ● Hyun Jung Jun ● [jef]Frey Michael Austin ● Jenny Kendler ● John Sparagana ● Jordan Martins ● Jory Drew ● Laura Letinsky ● Marina Resende Santos ● Max Guy ● Miranda Javid ● Molly Colleen O'Connell ● Nat Decker ● Noa Ginzburg ● Paul Erschen ● Ron Ewert ● Terry Evans ● and more! 


Ashley Galloway ● Aron Gent and Betsy O'Brien ● Charles Long ● Jenny Kendler ● Joanna Cohen ● Latham Zearfoss and Matthew Collin Clark ● Lena Singer ● Lynnette Miranda and Matt Hodapp ● Meida McNeal ● Nicole Marroquin ● Patrick "Q" Quilao ● Raven Munsell ● Rich Graeber ● Robyn Farrell and Drew Roulo ● Stephanie Koch ● Tess Haratonik ● Yesenia Bello and Philip Ellefson


DOCUMENT Exfolia Botanical ● All Together Now ● Maison Ferrand ● Bonneté Inc ● Jay Dandy and Melissa Weber


If you can't attend the event, but would still like to make a donation in support of ACRE's programs, visit our campaign page

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. All donations made to ACRE are tax-deductible.