I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks since we kicked off our annual Success Summit, celebrated 25 years of ADC, launched my book of Secrets of the Art World, and hosted our annual Blink Art show. Phew!
Words cannot fully express how overwhelmed with love and gratitude I feel for everyone who made this celebration so special. (Though I wrote a blog last week in which I tried!) The night was more magical and special than I had ever hoped it could be. It was full of all of my favorite things: family, friends, art, artists, clients, colleagues, great food, and yes, great shoes!
Here are just some of the highlights:
Honoring my parents, Petros and Sofia
I had the opportunity to share my parents’ incredible immigration story and how ADC came to be. Watch this video, which we played at the party, to learn how my parents Petros and Sofia traveled with my sister and I to give us the American Dream—and in so many ways made ADC possible.
Litsa with her parents Petros and Sophia
Unexpected and Welcome Surprises
Van, my wonderful husband, took my breath away (and left me uncharacteristically speechless) when he took the mic and the shared his memories of launching ADC and the Gallery-in-the-Sky. It was so touching and beautiful—and like so many things that night—a complete surprise. Not a dry eye was in the house!
Litsa and her Husband Van Spanos
Artists, Friends, and Colleagues Shared their Memories and Insights
Seeing and talking to so many people who make ADC possible was a joy. I loved getting to spend time with all of the artists and clients that don’t live nearby and who I don’t get to see every day. And hearing what they think of ADC and my team was just the icing on the cake.
“I first met Litsa about 8 years ago. I was just emerging as an artist. Since then, I’ve been able to meet lots of designers and business owners. I was able to get my artwork into a wonderful bank in Panama and I never expected these things to happen. Along with that, I meet wonderful people that are artists from all over the country. I’ve been to some shows with Litsa in New York City and Miami and I’m getting exposed to potential clients all over the country, and actually all over the world. I can’t thank her enough for what she has done for my career.” - Jolie Harris, Artist
"I’ve known Litsa for almost five years now. We were sponsors for Art Comes Alive for the last four years. Just last fall we moved our offices and Litsa did the art installation at our new office space. Our employees, clients, and friends of the firm just love the art. She did a phenomenal job! We had the vision to be an innovative and vibrant law firm and Litsa did a great job following that vision. We secured over 20 new pieces of art. It’s fun to see people’s reactions when they come into the space. We get a lot of “WOWs” and a lot of compliments to the artwork in addition to the space." - Paul Darwish, Chief Business Development Officer and Director of Marketing
Celebrating All the Blink Artists Whose Work Was Exhibited
We love our Blink Artists! And several traveled to Cincinnati from all over the country to see their work on display, talk to prospective clients, and celebrate their own wonderful achievements as artists as well.
Launching Secrets of the Art of the World and Book Signing
After years of dreaming, planning, note taking, researching, and writing, it was an absolute thrill to see my book Secrets of the Art World finally in the hands of artists and readers. It is definitely the highlight of my professional career to be able to pay it forward by helping and inspiring future generations to make it the art world!
Litsa with Success Summit attendees Amy Hillenbrand, Marlene Sanaye Yamada, and Jane Heater
Litsa with Bette Ridgeway, Secrets of the Art World endorser
"This book is a bible for anyone who wishes to make it in the art world!"
I want to once again personally thank everyone who made the night possible—especially my incredible team who helped promote the event, set up, and yes, even clean up. I couldn’t do a thing without them. Each and every person who works at ADC gives their all to me, to the artists, to our clients, and I am so humbled and grateful for all they do.
Thank you, everyone, who came out to help me celebrate! And, we’re not going anywhere or slowing down anytime soon. Here’s to another 25 years of ADC! I can’t wait to see what we do next!