Partygoers did more than just browse and bid at the juried art exhibition at Venue One (1034 W. Randolph) March 22 — they made their own unique keepsakes. Fulton Market Gallery provided a giant canvas called “Off the Wall,” where guests cut sections off to take home. Chaired by Oliver Aguilar and Matthew Lew and emceed by Splash’s Susanna Homan, the party saw Chicago photographer Patty Carroll’s “Lily” win Best of Show and origami sculptor Haley Schuberth receive the Best Emerging Artist award. The inaugural benefit — an extension of DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) — raised $75,000 to support communities impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Photos by Aubrey Jane and Adam Blaszkiewicz