SAIC Hosts 24th Annual Holiday Art Sale Nov. 16–17

Chicago—The city’s best one-stop opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts returns next month as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly hosts the 24th annual Holiday Art Sale on Friday, November 16 and Saturday November 17 in the historic SAIC Ballroom downtown (112 S. Michigan Avenue). Images of sale items, video interviews with participating students, and more information about this event co-hosted by SAIC’s Student Association and Office of Campus Life is available online at

The immense talent and creativity of over 120 SAIC students is on display at this unique sale, which offers exquisite one-of-a-kind gifts such as sculpture, knitwear, photographs, ceramics, paintings, prints and drawings, jewelry, fashion accessories, handmade paper designs, and more. Prices of works for sale range from $1 to $1000+. All proceeds support participating students and future SAIC Campus Life programs. Behind-the-scenes photos and item previews are available from participating students via the hashtag saicartsale on twitter.

Admission to the SAIC Holiday Art Sale is free. For more information, please call 312.629.6880 or visit

24th Annual SAIC Holiday Art Sale
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Friday, November 16, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Free admission | 312.629.6880 | @saic_news | #saicartsale

SAIC’s Holiday Art Sale is supported by Blick Art Materials.

SAIC also hosts a special Holiday Art Sale Preview Party Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the event—which includes refreshments along with the first chance to purchase sale items—are $35/person or $60/couple. To purchase Preview Party tickets visit or call 312.499.4190.

Holiday Art Sale Preview Party
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Thursday, November 15, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
$35 per person, $60 for two
Purchase tickets via or call 312.499.4190


A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also enables adults, high school students, middle school students, and children to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit

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Bree Witt
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