AMARI H. SMITH PRESENTS: CHI GALA, SOMETHING LIKE THE MET GALA BUT 4OUR CHICAGO
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Today Amari H. Smith has announced the debut of a function that is centered on giving direct recognition to Chicago creatives; this event will function similarly to that of the Met Gala in NYC (red carpet experience).
This function is called "Chi Gala." On the night of the show, one can expect to see a few up and coming artists (of all mediums), all of who have been identified and nominated by the Chi Gala committee. This event will be held on the evening of December 18th, 2016. Amari has had much success in the past with various ventures rather it be in events or managing the ever so talented Sydny August; in particular he has consistently thrown outstanding fashion shows with his KeepYa team, as well as a packed out award show titled "KeepYaAwards." Chi Gala will mark Amari's 6th event, he has consistently brought his vision to life and positively impacted the Chicago arts community. Time after time, Amari has reminded everyone why he is an influence on the creative youth culture in the city of Chicago.
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