Katie Schickel (left) and Megan Barba (right), of Tranquility Salon, and Ryan Steinbach, of The Blossom Boys, snap their own pictures in front of a trio of Amplify the Arts headphone posters. | Supplied photo
Updated: January 9, 2014 6:12AM
The Beverly Arts Center’s annual benefit auction, Amplify the Arts, won’t be held until Feb. 15, but neighborhood business owners Katie Schickel and Megan Barba, of Tranquility Salon, and Ryan Steinbach, of The Blossom Boys, recently got in on the fun of the BAC Auxiliary Auction committee’s “selfie” campaign by snapping their own pictures in front of a trio of Amplify the Arts headphone posters.
The hand-decorated posters are popping up in businesses throughout the Chicago Beverly community. People are encouraged to stand in front of the posters — centered between the headphones — and take a “selfie.”
The “selfie” and the location where it was taken can be emailed to Auxiliary@beverlyartcenter.org for a chance to win prizes that include Dr. Dre headphones, gift certificates from local businesses and tickets to the auction.
There is no limit to the number of “selfie” submissions, but each one must be from a different location.
The BAC auction raises funds for the operation and special needs of the Beverly Arts Center. Proceeds from ticket sales for Amplify the Arts will be donated to the BAC Challenge.
For tickets, visit www.beverlyartcenter.org.
Founded in 1968, the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, is a nonprofit that provides fine arts education and programming for all ages.