APALA Literature Awards Banquet 2017

  • 25 Jun 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • Mars Art Gallery (1139 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607)


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Come join APALA for our annual celebration and bring a guest or five! The program includes a dinner buffet, literature awards presentation, and will feature several of our award-winning authors. Come learn about the new Executive Board, hang out with old and new friends, or chat it up with your favorite author! Following the formal presentation and dinner, the authors will be available for book signing.

Members should log in before registering. Discounts for advanced registration. $60 at the door.


More than 25 years ago, Mars Gallery opened up shop in Chicago’s West Loop, pioneering a new neighborhood for the city’s artists. Our owners helped found a new art enclave that today is a destination for art lovers across the country.

Housed in a 19th century all-brick timber loft, the gallery is home to a wonderful variety of art and artists, including contemporary, modern pop art, abstract, figurative and more. Its three stories are packed with art, displayed on every surface, even suspended from the ceilings. 

Feeling adventurous? We encourage visitors to experience the energy from the source. Down the back alley, near the gallery's rear loading docks, you’ll find circular squiggles of spray paint and diamond dust that Chicago artists traditionally leave as tokens of gratitude. This is the center of the Vortex. If you see memorial objects, please do not remove them, artists consider this sacred ground. Take in the space and allow yourself to relax. Chances are, you’ll feel an energizing influx of creativity. 

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