The 15th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts Gala will honor several distinguished artists along with one corporate entity for their significant contributions and demonstration of excellence in the arts. This gala benefits the Theatre School Scholarship Fund. The benefit includes a champagne reception and award presentation. Following is dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago and Towers at 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago. This is a black-tie event.