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Corks & Crayons is Purple Asparagus’ signature, annual, fun for all ages event. Taking place in the gorgeous Greenhouse Loft and hosted by Michael Moody, NBC's Biggest Loser Chicago Tour fitness expert, this year’s event will feature tastings from some of Chicago’s top chefs including Top Chef Contestants Heather Terhune (Sable) and Richie Farina (Moto), and Mindy Segal, winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry (Hot Chocolate).  We’ll also be featuring Three Floyds brews, cocktails with Templeton Rye whiskey, Candid Wines, and delicious non-alcoholic beverages for the kids.


During the event there will be multiple activities to keep the entire family entertained including a mini farmer’s market, tours of the LEED Certified Green Exchange, a photo booth, an art experience from  A Muse , a silent auction, raffle prize drawings and the revealing of the winner of Michael Moody’s Redefine Yourself Fitness Challenge!

Purple Asparagus, winner of the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals Culinary Youth Advocate award, helps thousands of school children throughout Chicagoland learn better eating habits through their flagship program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures. Proceeds from the Corks & Crayons event directly support Purple Asparagus’ educational programs.

Date:              Sunday, August 26, 2012        Add to my calendar Time:             4pm – 7pm
Location:     Greenhouse Loft (located in the Green Exchange)
                         2545 W. Diversey Avenue, 2nd floor
                         Chicago, IL 60647

Ticket Prices:
Adults (age 19 and up) = $70
Child (ages 5 to 18) = $15
*Children 5 & under are free

Public Transportation: 
Diversey Bus #76 stops right in front of the Green Exchange
California Bus #52 stops three blocks west of the Green Exchange
Western Bus #49 stops three blocks east of the Green Exchange
Blue Line California Station is a 5 minute walk to from the Green Exchange

Street Parking is available on Diversey, along with parking spots on the East side of the Green Exchange. A paid lot is also available at the Regal Cinema (corner of Shubert and Campbell) for $2 a day. 

Event Contacts:

Melissa Graham, Executive Director

Stephen Landfear, Vice-Chair and Corks & Crayons Co-Chair

Kristin Barbour, Corks & Crayons Co-Chair

For more information on Purple Asparagus, please visit www.purpleasparagus.com


A special thank you to these Corks & Crayons sponsors:

Templeton Rye Logo
Candid Wines Logo

Three Floyds Logo