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Art Walk

Join the Evening Associates Board of Directors at Art Walk and explore local galleries open late just for you. Take a unique tour through a local neighborhood and experience a wide variety of art on view.

Proceeds from Art Walk support the Evening Associates’ mission to fund exhibitions at the Art Institute devoted to today's emerging artists. Attendees must be 21+, and valid ID is required.

What to Expect

  • A range of art from a dozen local galleries
  • Light refreshments
  • Continued conversation at a nearby after-party

Tickets go on sale a month before the event. Evening Associates receive discounted pricing.

  • $15 Evening Associates
  • $25 members and students
  • $35 nonmembers


Join your fellow Evening Associates on tours through the museum’s collection, and continue the conversation with a stop in one of the museum’s restaurants. Tours are held throughout the year on Thursday evenings, 6:00–7:00. (For guests 21+)

What to Expect

  • An expert guide through the galleries 
  • Unique tours, highlighting new pieces and well-loved works in the collection 
  • Conversation and camaraderie with your fellow members

Tickets go on sale a few weeks before each event. Join Evening Associates and be the first to learn when tickets go on sale.

  • $10 Evening Associates members only
  • Mark your calendar for the next installment of Conversation Pieces on December 14.

Night Heist

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Evening Associates Board invites you to “steal the night away” at the annual fundraiser Night Heist. Established to support the Art Institute’s legacy for future generations, this consistently sold-out evening is the event of the year for young art-inspired professionals. (For guests 21+)

  • See photos from this year’s benefit.

What to Expect

  • Exclusive after-hours access
  • VIP Reception
  • Live music and special performances
  • Themed cocktails from celebrated Chicago mixologists, beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres
  • Raffle with coveted prize packages
  • Special tours of the featured exhibition throughout the evening
  • Official after-party