Don your hats and get into the Derby spirit with an artful twist. On the eve of the most exciting two minutes in sports, join us at the first annual Unbridled Art: A Derby Eve Party. Enjoy southern drinks by CH Distillery, beer from Old Irving Brewing Company, and savory treats alongside live music from Angela James, derby and art-themed activities, and silent auction. All proceeds benefit Arts of Life, a non-profit art studio for adult artists with disabilities.
Special Musical Guest: Angela James
With her first full-length record, Way Down Deep (released 11/14), James took her nascent career to the next level of craftsmanship by employing some of Chicago’s finest jazz improv players and incorporating them into a bold sonic tapestry that highlighted both her refined ear and wide-ranging influences. Her second full length, Time Will Tell (3/2016), found her exploring similar themes of love and loss but with more darkness, confidence, and curiosity. Called “smoldering and gorgeous” by the Chicago Reader, Time Will Tell effortlessly bends and blends musical genres, taking James far beyond her “country” roots. Born and raised in Eastern TN, with sojourns in Mississippi and Brazil, Angela James calls Chicago home.