Event planning is no easy task, but here at Event Creative we cannot think of a more creative one! It continuously compels us to use a wide variety of creative strengths to build the magnificent out of the mundane. While creativity is both a challenge and a reward in itself, it feels great to be appreciated, and we are excited to have been part of so many amazing events that made an impact in Chicago this year.
Here’s a quick recap of what the Event Creative team has been up to this year.
Theater, Dance & Music
Steppenwolf Theatre Gala
A night of splendour for over 600 guests who celebrated 40 years of incredible theater. The 2016 Gala kicked-off with a reception that offered guests a sneak-peak into the new, soon-to-be open to the public, 1700 Theatre and Front Bar.
Ravinia Festival Gala
With over 700 guests in attendance, this year the gala celebrated its 50th anniversary raised more than $1 million. Event Creative’s decor included 9-foot, color-changing chandeliers.
Event Creative, the exclusive decor provider for the festival, provided custom printed banners, fabric treatments, bars and display shelving for the Great Lawn gourmet tasting pavilions; transforming the iconic Millennium Park to a grand culinary paradise. The event celebrated 9-years of the best restaurants, wineries, and breweries offering tastings of their gourmet creations to the people of Chicago.
After School Matters Gala
Celebrating its 25th anniversary of highlighting Chicago teens’ exemplary work, this year’s gala drew some 1,000 guests and raised an impressive $4.5 million. Held at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier, the night featured a performance and an art gallery filled with work from local teens.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum‘s Butterfly Ball
The Butterfly Ball is the highlight of Chicago’s spring social season. This elegant gala, held in the heart of Lincoln Park, supports the innovative education programs of the Nature Museum and drew over 700 guests, raising more than $2.2 million.
Chicago Urban League Golden Fellowship Dinner
Held annually at the Hilton Chicago, the evening typically drew around 1,700 guests and raised more than $1.7 million. This year, the event was marked with a spectacular performance from the iconic Diana Ross.
Adler Planetarium’s Celestial Ball
What a night! This year’s event had an Across the Universe theme, and raised $1.6 million for the Chicago institution. Over 600 guests observed student scientists performing experiments at each dinner table.
Brookfield Zoo Whirl
A gorgeous black-tie event with live animal encounters. Event Creative handled decor for the first time this year, giving the gala a look inspired by the African sunset. 600 guests attended, and the evening raised $1.29 million.
What an excellent year… and it’s not over yet!
By: Event Creative
Event Creative is a full-service event production agency that creates dynamic and meaningful social, digital, and branded experiences for private clients, consumers, and business audiences.
Event Creative’s designers, carpenters, and graphic artists comprise one of the most comprehensive teams in the industry. With complete floral, fabric and set design studios, in conjunction with an extensive inventory of lighting, furniture, sound and video equipment, Event Creative is the one stop shop for all event design and production needs.