The 12th annual “Arts on the Town” fundraiser for Chute Middle School’s cultural arts programming is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Firehouse Grill in Evanston.
For more than a decade, the parents, teachers and administrators at Chute have worked tirelessly to supplement our student’s curriculum through exposure to rich and meaningful arts experiences. In the 12 years this program has been in existence, we have had the honor of providing new and engaging art experiences to more than 5,000 Evanston students. We invite you to join local community members and businesses to show your support for these programs at our silent auction fundraiser.
Among other things, Arts On The Town will support Young Chicago Authors and the Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam group to Chute. Not only will our students have a week long in depth study of writing and studying poetry and how it connects to their lives, but we are once again planning for our own poetry slam and will work with the advanced media arts students to create our own mini documentary about the experience.
Chute Middle School is located in south Evanston and serves approximately 550 students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. As a Title One school, we have the highest rate of economic need of any middle school in Evanston; we are looking to the greater community to help us offer experiences in the arts for our students. It is the goal of the Chute PTA to provide all of our students with a rich and rewarding learning environment through this arts programming, and we are asking for your support towards the goal of raising at least half of the needed funds at this year’s “Arts on the Town” fundraiser.
Tickets are available at the door for $20 per person and $30 per couple; if you can't attend but would like to support our cause, direct donations may be made online through our website (please note ARTS ON THE TOWN FUNDRAISER in the "instructions to seller" box.)