Gallery Night 2019

Self Portrait drawing with color of Snow City Arts student

Thank you to all who came to Gallery Night 2019 to celebrate another amazing year with Snow City Arts! This year’s Gallery Night featured a sit down dinner catered by Food for Thought, a silent auction with amazing packages, and an extended program emceed by NBC’s Lisa Parker with live performances by Snow City Arts teaching artists.

This year’s theme was Creativity in Context. The large scale exhibition of student work highlighted the process of art making in the hospital and featured surprising curatorial elements.

You can still purchase artwork from Gallery Night 2019

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Gallery Night 2019 – emceed by NBC’s Lisa Parker! 

Lisa Parker joined NBC 5 as a consumer investigative reporter in 1996. Then in 2016 Lisa helped launch NBC 5 Responds, a new unit to help viewers solve their consumer issues one-on-one; Parker and the Responds team recovered more than a million dollars for viewers in the first year. Parker’s work has garnered 15 Midwest Emmys, two Edward R. Murrow Regional RTNDA awards, three Gracie Allen awards, and several state and local broadcast awards. Parker came to NBC5 from WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Virginia. Before that she worked as consumer reporter for WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisc. She started her career in broadcasting as a part-time camera operator and producer for KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa. Parker speaks fluent Spanish. She is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She and her family love living in the Chicago area. 

2019 Sponsors and Special Thanks

Event Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

Inclusion is a core value of Snow City Arts, therefore we strive to create an event that reduces barriers so all individuals may meaningfully participate in this event.

Event Location: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ballroom, 112 S Michigan Ave

Please see SAIC’s accessibility statement. 

Snow City Arts is committed to having the following accessibility accommodations available at this event:

  • Entire venue is wheelchair accessible (entrance, stage, restrooms, mezzanine)
  • Open captioning will be provided during the presentation
  • Large print materials available upon request at registration (artwork descriptions and silent auction packages)
  • Low stimulus environments
  • Bilingual directional and informational signage
  • Accessible restrooms
  • All gender restroom on entrance level
  • On-site accessibility SCA contact 
  • Name tags with gender pronouns (optional)
  • Earplugs available at check-in

To provide a chemical and fragrance free event, we request that participants refrain from the following before or during the event: Smoking; Wearing colognes, perfumes or scented oils; and using chemical based laundry detergents or fabric softeners. We ask participants to wear something that has had limited exposure to the items above.

Individuals who would like to attend this event and are interested in accommodations are asked to contact Julia Perciasepe (contact information below) regarding any accommodation needs or questions. It is requested that individuals who use auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify us at least two weeks in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide accommodations in an effective and timely manner.


Julia Perciasepe, Assistant Director of Development and Communications
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Rush – Kidston 103
Chicago, IL 60612