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Art Wed Feb 05 2014

Altruistic Art: Painting with a Purpose

Jackson Junge Gallery will be hosting an altruistic art project this Friday, Feb. 7. The first ever "Paint with a Purpose," will be held in conjunction with Wicker Park's Orange Dot, a campaign aiming to promote the arts and culture nightlife in one of Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods. Every first Friday, the arts scene in Wicker Park will take over the neighborhood, from performance art in the front window of a vintage store, to live music in a comic book store.

Paint with a Purpose is one of many exciting events happening in Wicker Park this Friday. For this event, local artist Brian Morgan, whose Chicago-centric pieces are well known for capturing the cycling culture in the city, has created a very special piece.

This piece will be auctioned at 8pm, with the proceeds donated to 3 Little Birds 4 Life, an organization that grants wishes for young adults with cancer.


Not only will Morgan's piece be donated, a portion of all sales at the gallery will be given to 3 Little Birds 4 Life. Additionally, prints of the original piece will be made into what Morgan has created to be like a coloring page. Participants will be able to "color for cancer" on what are sure to be some of Morgan's most unique prints.

The event starts at 6pm with the live auction beginning at 8pm. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door. Refreshments will be served. Tickets can be reserved here.

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