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A CHAIR AFFAIR May 19-June 20, Downtown Naperville


Don’t miss one of the most unique parties of the year and your opportunity to find one-of-a-kind artwork for your home! Returning for its third year, Bridge Communities combines artistic talent with a great cause to present A Chair Affair in the Naperville community this spring. Beginning May 19-June 9, the 20 chairs, stools and benches redesigned by local artisans will be displayed in storefronts throughout Downtown Naperville.

Patrons and community members are encouraged to visit local retailers to view these pieces of transformed art, and vote for their favorite on Eight panel- and voter-selected art pieces will then be featured in a live charity auction on June 9 at Wentz Concert Hall. This uniquely exciting gala event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, as well as opportunities to bid on the chair artwork during silent and live auctions. All proceeds raised during A Chair Affair directly benefit homeless families in DuPage County assisted by Bridge Communities.

Artists creating the 20 transformed chairs for A Chair Affair hail from the DuPage County area, and bring a wide range of art experience with various media, including paint, textiles, sewing, woodwork, stamping, embellishments and more.

“We’re thrilled to return A Chair Affair to the thriving downtown Naperville scene for an exciting third year,” says Amy Van Polen, Bridge’s Resource Development Director. “The outpouring of support and excitement from the community warmed our hearts last year, and it was a fantastic experience for the artists, generous sponsors and businesses in the community. We can’t wait to do it again.”

Bridge Communities is grateful to our fantastic, generous sponsors for making this event possible: Title Sponsors Naperville Bank & Trust, M. Brown & Associates, Ryan Hill Realty, Water Street District and Marquette Properties; Raffle Sponsor john greene Realtor; Auction Sponsor Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation; and Media Sponsor Naperville Magazine.

Specialized sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information regarding A Chair Affair, please call Chad Pedigo at (630) 545-0610, ext. 19 or e-mail Tickets for the June 9 event are $50 and may be purchased online at or by calling (630) 545-0610, ext. 19.

Bridge Communities is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide housing, mentoring and supportive services to homeless families in DuPage County. Bridge Communities’ vision is a community where all families have safe, sustainable and affordable housing and life-long self-sufficiency. In the past 28 years, Bridge Communities has helped more than 700 families cross the bridge from homelessness to hope and self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit

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