We CUDO-ians just love to celebrate great design. And we love to party. One reception is not enough, so you're invited to two. At our opening reception, look forward to great food, great company, beer, wine and the bluegrass acoustic ensemble Hot Iron String Band. At our annual meeting, look forward a delicious food table.

1. Opening Reception

Friday Nov 11, 5–9pm

Wine, beverages, appetizers and the public exhibition of some of the best design work in Champaign County. Celebrate another outstanding year of creative output with live music by Ms. M & The Jokers (pictured above). What better way to spend a Friday night in November?

2. CUDO Annual Meeting & Reception: 

Friday Nov 18, 5–8pm

We liked the idea so much, we decided to do it again — food, beer, and the continuing exhibition of great design. Plus our "State-of-the-CUDO" presentation and annual meeting. This is your chance to meet our members and board of directors and learn how CUDO can expand and enhance your local creative network. Please join us.

The Exhibition

At both receptions you'll enjoy exceptional examples of marketing communications, design and commercial art from local creative professionals in an art gallery setting:

  • Advertising
  • Apps
  • Books
  • Branding
  • Brochures
  • Cards
  • Catalogs
  • Direct Mail
  • Fonts
  • Games
  • Illustrations
  • Industrial Design
  • In-Store Promos
  • Logos
  • Packaging
  • Posters
  • Products
  • Videos
  • Websites

And much more… all designed by CUDO members and friends.


The Details:

  • Opening Reception: 
    Friday Nov 11
    from 5–9pm
    Live music by
    Hot Iron String Band
  • Continuing Exhibition: 
    Saturday Nov 12 to
    Monday, Nov 28
  • CUDO Annual Meeting & Reception: 
    Friday Nov 28
    from 5–8pm
  • Location: Lola's Brush at Gallery 217
    9 E University Ave
    Downtown, Champaign
    (free parking in Christie Clinic lot after 5pm)
  • Gallery Hours: 
    Mon–Fri 6–8pm
    Sat–Sun 12–4pm