Photo by Jyl Bonaguro

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On May 1, with more than 250 guests in attendance, the annual Evanston Art Center benefit netted $40,000 in art sales and donations. The funds will provide art education, exhibitions and other outreach programs to the community.

Attendees had an opportunity to view and bid on artworks in diverse media donated by more than160 Chicago-area artists.

Paula Danoff, EAC director of development and communications, and William Lampkin, EAC Board member, greeted guests at the evening’s festivities.