Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow (ART, Inc.) is excited to announce their second annual fundraiser, Dia De Los Muertos: Love Never Dies, will take place online on Friday, October 30. The VIP event begins at 5:50 pm, and the general programming begins at 6:30 pm. In keeping with the Mexican holiday that honors and remembers friends and family who are no longer with us, the event will honor the life of Annie Jo Gordon, the mother of Illinois State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth.
Art, INC.’s executive director Nikki Romain said “Even though we’re unable to celebrate in person, we still feel it’s very important to bring awareness of culture to the community and it is an honor for us to celebrate the life of Annie Jo Gordon, a Peorian who contributed over 40 years of her life to the people in our community. I’m also very excited to personally pay tribute to the life of Annie Jo Gordon by singing a couple of her favorite songs!”
Annie Jo Gordon led an awe-inspiring life, serving for 27 years with the Tri-County Urban League. Her legacy impacted countless lives across the Peoria area, as she worked diligently to help others.
The virtual evening kicks off with the VIP event, which includes a special mix-and-mingle Zoom happy hour with artist Jonathon Romain, Nikki Romain, and Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, a swag bag, and a take-away dinner from Casa de Arte (1127 SW Adams, Peoria).
Following that, the main event Dia De Los Muertos: Love Never Dies will be hosted by Carolina Huser, Head Leader at Performing Arts Master Classes and Events (PAME), and Christine Bare Kemper, Strategic Philanthropy Officer at OSF Healthcare Foundation. The virtual event will feature surprise guests and performances by Nikki Romain, executive director of ART, Inc., and Arturo Vargas, co-owner of restaurant and art gallery Casa de Arte.
The event supports ART Inc.’s mission to inspire and empower the community through the arts.
VIP entry, which includes both the VIP perks and general admission to the event, is $75. General admission entry is $35 and are available at https://309tix.com