Passionate Focus

Passionate Focus 2018

Passionate Focus artwork on display during the opening reception in 2017

Passionate Focus is Second Sense’s annual event celebrating all we accomplished over the past year.  This year’s event is on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.

Friends of Second Sense gather for a vibrant evening of great food, drinks and conversation.  Our event offers an exciting auction, a wine pull and other fun activities.

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

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 walk away with the realization that vision loss does not stop a person from pursuing their dreams — whether they dream to create art, practice the law or simply live independently.

Please take the time to look at the art in:

You can also learn more about the artists — they each have a unique story to tell.

We thank all our 2018 sponsors for helping to make this event possible!  If you are interested in sponsoring Passionate Focus 2018, please contact Cheryl Megurdichian.

Principal Sponsors:

Alpana and Dipankar Mukhopadhyay Ullico Logo

Major Sponsors:

Illinois College of Optometry logo Illinois Eye Institute
Marquette Associates Logo LSV Asset Managment
DLA Piper logo Bill Bass Foundation


National Investment Services Logo


Chartwells Logo Chicago Equity Partners Logo
US Bank


CBIZ logo Crowe Horwath Logo