Arts & Culture
At BMO Harris Bank, we believe that a vibrant arts community plays a key role in sustaining strong, healthy communities. This is why we are proud to support a wide variety of nonprofit organizations that are making a significant impact in the communities we serve. To learn more about some of the organizations we currently support, click any of the logos below.
The Harris Theater in Chicago is a nationally recognized and unique model of collaboration between the philanthropic community, a performance venue and its artistic community in residence.
BMO Harris Bank is a strong supporter of the Harris Theater and its programs, most recently as the presenting sponsor of Savion Glover’s STePz, an exuberant celebration of tap dance. Glover and his ensemble of dancers take tap dance to new heights, while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future.
BMO Harris Bank is a sponsor of One Book, One Chicago. One Book, One Chicago launched in fall 2001 as an opportunity to engage and enlighten our residents, foster a sense of community and create a culture of reading in our city. By offering free public programming around each One Book, One Chicago selection and hosting dozens of book discussion groups in locations across the city, the Chicago Public Library aims to enrich the experience of reading for everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, income or the neighborhood they call home.
BMO Harris Bank is the principal sponsor of the 2014 Antiques & Garden Fair at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Celebrating 14 years, the Antiques & Garden Fair continues to offer the best in classical and contemporary garden furnishings, botanical art, and home and garden design from more than 100 exhibitors from the United States and Europe. Guests will find a variety of treasures in every price range. Proceeds benefit the Garden's conservation, education and research programs. In addition, BMO Harris Bank sponsors The Farm Dinner Series, which supports the Garden’s Green Youth Farm program.
BMO Harris Bank is proud to have been the primary sponsor of The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival since 2006. The nation's largest evening holiday celebration kicks off the Holiday Season by lighting up the town with a processional parade down Michigan Avenue in front of an annual attendance exceeding one-million viewers.
Join thousands of runners as Summerfest is kicked off by the Rock 'n Sole Run presented by BMO Harris Bank. The newly named BMO Harris Pavilion will be host to numerous artists throughout Summerfest's unforgettable 11- day event. Set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, Summerfest creates a festival experience like no other.
BMO Harris Bank is a proud sponsor of The Muny, America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater located in St. Louis, Missouri. BMO’s partnership supports The Muny in its mission to enrich lives by presenting world-class musical theatre accessible to everyone in the community.
BMO Harris Bank is excited to be the presenting sponsor of Sarasota Ballet's season of the Sarasota-themed Ringling Circus Nutcracker Ballet. This specially themed Nutcracker tells the traditional story, interwoven with the golden era of the circus and the Ringling Brothers winter quarters in Sarasota.
BMO Harris Bank is proud to support the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. Among the most active and best regarded symphonic choruses in the nation, the 200-voice ensemble presents over 20 performances annually and reaches in excess of 25,000 persons. In addition to its artistry on the stage, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir also manages a comprehensive education program for children and youth, as well as for low-income seniors in urban Indianapolis. Committed to the best choral repertoire from the past four centuries, the institution also promotes new classical compositions through annual commissions. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir has toured domestically and internationally, and enjoys a varied and impressive discography.
At the Phoenix Art Museum, popular international exhibitions are shown alongside the Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. BMO Private Bank is the title sponsor for the Phoenix Art Museum’s Circles Presents Program.