Join us for Bright Promises 2022 Awards
Registration is open for Bright Promises 2022 Awards celebration on Tuesday, October 25 from 6:00-9:00pm at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen.
Join us for an evening at the National Museum of Mexican Art celebrating the work of Bright Promises Foundation and our partners. The Bright Promises 2022 Awards will feature a cocktail reception with open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, private gallery tours including the hugely popular Día de Muertos exhibition, opportunities to interact with local Chicago youth leaders, and an inspiring program where this year’s awardees will be honored.
100% of every dollar raised during the 2022 Awards will go directly to high-quality in-school and after-school programs serving thousands of low-income and BIPOC youth in Chicago.
The 2022 Awards will be an in-person and livestream event hosted on Tuesday, October 25 .
- The in-person celebration will take place at National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608) from 6:00p-9:00p. Note: For the health and safety of all those in attendance, the in-person event will be capped at 175 people. Individuals participating in the in-person celebration must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
- The livestream event will take place from 7:15p-8:30p (link provided after registration)
During the 2022 Awards, Bright Promises will honor the following inspirational changemakers:
- Andrea Palmer, Program Director, Pritzker Children's Initiative (2022 Champion for Children Award)
- Cathy Krieger, founder and recently retired Executive Director, Children's Place Association(2022 Lifetime Achievement Award)
- Devon VanHouten-Maldonado, Director of Programs, SkyART (2022 Elevating Youth Voices Award)
The National Museum of Mexican Art is located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood just south and west of Chicago’s downtown. The venue is easily accessible by car and public transportation.
Visitor parking is available in the Ray Castro Parking Lot and Plaza, located on the east side of the Museum. The lot is open daily from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm at a rate of $2 per hour. Free street parking is also available.
Go green with the CTA, and reach the National Museum of Mexican Art by one of these routes:
Pink Line train to the Damen stop or 18th Street stop
Number 50 Damen bus to 19th Street
Number 9 Ashland bus to 18th Street
While walking through the Pilsen neighborhood, you'll also find some of the most vibrant public artworks in the city, highlighting the cultural integrity and artistic talent that Pilsen has been known for dating back to the 1970s. Find the Neighborhood Mural Guide here.
You will also find a vast selection of taquerias, restaurants, bakeries, snack shops, and places to grab a drink throughout the neighborhood before or after the 2022 Awards celebration. Find the guide to the best places to eat in Pilsen here.