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A Chair Affair - Naperville

Bringing Fun & Philanthropy together through Art.

On October 5, we will bring our favorite "chairity" event to Hinsdale at an exciting cocktail gala & live auction at The Community House! Tickets will be available soon. Read on for details of our most recent Chair Affair event in Naperville!

On June 8, Bridge Communities presented the fourth edition of A Chair Affair, a unique opportunity to appreciate and celebrate beautiful artwork through the transformation of chairs, stools and benches. For the three weeks prior to the event, the chairs were on display at retail locations in Downtown Naperville, where the community had the opportunity to visit, view and vote for these fun, whimsical, funky and avant-garde chairs.

This artwork showcased the creative talent of local artists and are supported by generous sponsors who make this event possible. Friends of Bridge Communities enjoyed an exciting evening at Elements at Water Street, inside the brand new Hotel Indigo, and joined us in the celebration with delicious food and cocktails, a silent auction, and a high-energy live auction of the top People's Choice chairs. Pictured are Zachary Mestek and Stephanie Price and their People's Choice Award-winning masterpiece, "A Century in the Waiting."

All proceeds from the event directly supported homeless families in DuPage County in the Bridge Communities Transitional Housing Program. 

The artwork for 2017 was located at the following Naperville establishments:

Naperville Bank & Trust     Pinot's Palette     Southern Tide     Russell Martin Carpets
Michael Graham Salon      Pottery Bayou     Dean's Clothing   Naperville Public Library
Anderson's Bookshop        Hotel Indigo        Liam Brex     Friedrich Jones Funeral Home
It's a Bling Thing                

A Chair Affair Sponsorship Opportunities

News Coverage of 2016 A Chair Affair:

Take a Seat: A Chair Affair - NCTV17

Artists Paint Chairs for Charity Auction - Daily Herald

Restored Chairs Are Now in Store Windows for 'A Chair Affair' - Positively Naperville

A Chair Affair Brings in Money to Give Homeless a Seat at the Table - Naperville Sun

A Chair Affair Returning to Naperville - Daily Herald

Let's Stand Up For a Purpose Seated Nearby- Naperville Sun

A Chair Affair- Naperville News 17

Bridge Communities' A Chair Affair Returns- Suburban Life Media

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  •  Naperville Bank & Trust
  • Chef by Request
  • Elements at Water Street
  • M Brown & Associates
  • Marquette Companies
  • Ryan Hill Realty
  • Water Street District — Downtown Naperville
  • Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
  • john greene Realtor