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Passionate Focus

A green sprout pushes its way through the cracked barren landscape in "Through the Crack" by Rose Kamma Morrison,

Through the Crack by Rose Kamma Morrison is the 2023 winner of the Passionate Focus Image Contest

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

Purchase Tickets to Passionate Focus 2023

This year’s event will be live and in-person! Join us on April 27, 2023, 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 2023 sponsors for making this event possible! If you are interested in joining our family of sponsors for Passionate Focus 2023, please contact Cheryl Megurdichian.

Principal Sponsors for Passionate Focus 2023:

Major Sponsors:

Intercontinental Real Estate Logo Mesirow Logo
Nuveen Logo

Patron Sponsors:

Abrdn logo HarbourVest Logo
Invesco Logo Parametric logo


First Eagle Bank Logo Carlyle Group logo
Neuberger Berman Logo Siguler Guff Logo


American Realty Advisors logo Chepov and Scott logo
Chuhak & Tecson logo Michael and Debbie Greenhill