Art Meets Play

COVID Procedures

All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

All participants are required to wear a mask inside the Museum of Contemporary Art regardless of vaccine status.

Unless fully vaccinated, participants who are medically able should continue to wear a mask at outdoor venus the majority of time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities.

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks.  Participants must bring their own.

SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site for participants’ use.

Every effort will be made to sanitize equipment and supplies that are routinely touched by the public. Social distancing will be encouraged at sales tables. The flow of purchasers will move in one direction to avoid crossing paths.

Even with the vaccine, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of infection. Individuals with a higher susceptibility risk for COVID-19 are encouraged to review the information on the CDC and IDPH website to make an informed decision about attending in person events.

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:


What is Art Meets Play?

On the evening of Saturday, September 18th, the first-ever ‘Art Meets Play’ will make its debut at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)! Look out Art World, here comes Special Olympics Illinois! 

Our athlete-artists are stepping off the playing field and climbing out of the pool to contribute their impressive creative talents to an exhibition and silent auction featuring artworks from a group of talented Chicago professional artists.

Please join us as we celebrate a long-awaited return to in-person gatherings and the mission of diversity and inclusion!

Event Details

The Art Meets Play event will be on the main floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

General Admission Ticket includes tasty delights by MCA Catering, Open Bar, musical entertainment and access to the MCA’s ongong exhibitions in the Galleries located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors.

VIP Ticket includes early access to the MCA’s exhibits accompanied by a champagne hour and all of the above mentioned amenities.

Unable to attend the event, but want to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois?

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.


Sep 18 2021


6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


$150.00 General Admission; $250.00 VIP Admission


Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Julie Gustafson
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