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Arts DuPage recently brought the arts community together for a dynamic and engaging workshop led by noted author and LinkedIn guru Wayne Breitbarth. In his presentation of “Five Best Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Art Business,” Wayne helped participants understand how to leverage one of today's most powerful resources to research, network, market and brand their organizations.

On March 16, the Foundation hosted more than 50 guests for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s special performance at Wheaton College’s Edman Memorial Chapel. Attendees enjoyed Haydn’s Symphony No. 89 and Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante and Symphony No. 36 (Linz). Conductor Riccardo Muti dazzled the crowd with his compelling direction and famed musicians Robert Chen (violin) and Paul Newbauer (viola) gave stunning solo performances.

The Naperville Art League’s (NAL’s) Fourth Friday gathering was more festive than usual on March 23 when Foundation Director of Arts DuPage Debbie Venezia (the NAL’s former executive director) was presented with an honorary lifetime membership. The award, given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the NAL, was granted in recognition of Debbie’s many accomplishments as a past employee, current active member and present director of the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, the NAL’s signature event.

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