Passionate Focus

Applications are now being accepted for Passionate Focus 2014. Download the application for Passionate Focus here. The deadline is February 7, 2014.

Passionate Focus is Second Sense's annual event celebrating all that was accomplished over the past year. This year's event will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center.


Friends of Second Sense gather for a vibrant evening of great food, music and conversation. We provide an exciting silent auction, filled with fun and unique items, raffles and other fun activities.

The highlight of the evening is the Passionate Focus art exhibit celebrating the work of artists with vision loss. The artwork draws in the viewer, who focuses on the artistic vision, not the artist's visual impairment. These artists share a passion to express themselves through their art; sharing with the world their reality.

Each year, over 100 pieces are submitted for consideration by a jury of professionals in the art world. The jurors select the works to be included in the exhibit based solely on their artistic merit and are not provided with any information about the artists' visual impairment.

The event is not only a fantastic evening to celebrate the exhibit; it is a way for Second Sense to further our mission. Guests to the exhibit are amazed at the range of work and the talent of the artists. They walk away with the realization that vision loss does not impede a person from pursuing their dreams—whether they dream to create art, practice the law or simply live independently.

Please take the time to look at the art in Passionate Focus 2013Passionate Focus 2012, Passionate Focus 2011 and Passionate Focus 2010. You can also learn more about the artists—they each have a unique story to tell.

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)