The Alive Center celebrates its one-year anniversary with Art Slam events for all.

The newly formed Alive Center is celebrating its one anniversary helping teens, adults and families connect with their best selves.

Online PR News – 10-May-2016 – Naperville IL – Looking to expand and grow with increasing demand, the newly formed Alive Center is celebrating its one anniversary helping teens, adults and families connect with their best selves.

On Saturday May 21st 2016, The Alive Center will offer two spectacular events for community members. From 12 to 5 pm families will be engaged in an art slam festival. Unique art exhibits including a community art contest, live art and music performances, art and food vendors, family art, kids' activity area, henna and face-painting, prizes, and more. Later in the evening from 6 to 8 PM there will be a VIP cocktail hour celebration, emceed by everyone’s favorite, Mayor Pradel rounding out the evening.

An exciting silent auction featuring fine art, sports tickets, jewelry, unique items and more will be featured. A unique selection of live music, cocktails, and a fun awards ceremony will ensue. These events are a fundraiser that support the centers' teen program, NaperBridge.

The Alive Center has partnered with local artists in the area to perform live art and donate unique pieces that will be featured in the evening auction. This includes local, up and coming artists such as Jahari Alaye and professional local artists such as Ron Formento. On the Music Front, 7th grader Brayden will be a featured DJ during the day event along with teenage reggae performance by Collin Lambert featuring Dabylon. Playing an acoustic set, local Teen Band Manhattan Moonmen will be featured at the VIP event.

During the evening VIP evening event attendees can see testimonial videos, meet the volunteers that work in the center, and hear success stories from the centers' first year. Sponsors of the event include Pinot’s Palette, Main Street Promenade, Clever Belle, Abhyaasa Yoga, Peace a downtown Naperville conscious living boutique and Naperville Moms Network.Both events are open to the community.

The Alive Center was founded by Kandice Henning, Executive Director; Alive is a nonprofit center that provides a unique space and opportunity for the community to discover themselves through vibrant programming, life skill coaching and teen empowerment. The 5,000 square foot facility is easily accessible within walking or short driving distance from Naperville neighborhoods and is in the downtown Naperville area. Henning says that her life’s purpose is to inspire others through the Center. Henning says, “I’m passionate about helping people connect with their best selves-with their life purpose, and then taking that out into the world.”

If you would like to learn more about the Alive Art Slam 1st anniversary events or schedule an interview, please contact Jules Prokop at 630-383-6451 or Learn more about Alive at and