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Passionate Focus

A Woman in Blue by Constance Avery. Painting is in a mosaic style in colors of teal, purple, grey, black and peach. The shape of a woman wearing a teal and grey dress stands out fom the background patterns,

Passionate Focus is Second Sense’s annual event celebrating all our clients, donors, volunteers and staff accomplished over the past year.

This year’s event will be live and in-person! Join us on April 25, 2024, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago as we gather to support adults with vision loss.

The highlight of the evening is the Passionate Focus art exhibit and auction.

Artists with vision loss from across the country submit over 100 pieces each year.  A jury of professionals in the art world select the works to be included in the exhibit.  They make their choices based solely on artistic merit and know nothing about the artists’ visual impairment.

The artwork draws you in.  You find yourself focusing on the artistic vision, not the artist’s visual impairment. All the artists share a passion to express themselves through their art; sharing with the world their reality.

The event is not only a fantastic evening to celebrate the exhibit; it is a way for Second Sense to further our mission. Guests are amazed at the range of work and the talent of the artists. They see that vision loss does not stop a person from pursuing their dreams — whether they dream to create art, teach others, or simply live independently.

Please take the time to look at the art in:

We thank all our 2024 sponsors for making this event possible! If you are interested in joining our family of sponsors for Passionate Focus 2024, please contact Cheryl Megurdichian.

Principal Sponsors for Passionate Focus 2024:

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