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Celebrating PAC-MAN’s 35 Years With ‘Art & Fashion Arcade’ by Students of The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg – Thursday, October 8, 2015

SCHAUMBURG, IL– Worldwide gaming phenomenon PAC-MANTM was born in 1980, and this year the highest-grossing video game of all time has been celebrating it’s 35th birthday. Level 257TM, NAMCO USA INC.’s newly opened dining and entertainment concept inspired by PAC-MANTM, was the proud home of the official worldwide birthday party in May and will finish off the celebrations with the world’s first fashion and art show inspired by PAC-MAN™.

Pac-Man Inspired Art & Fashion ShowStudents from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg will showcase their creative take on PAC-MAN™ as a pop culture icon; exploring his significance to our world, history, and their own personal stories. A one-of-a-kind fashion show will top off a night of art appreciation at the appropriately dubbed ‘Art & Fashion Arcade’ event, taking place on Thursday October 8th at Level 257™, from 6pm.

A number of students from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg are organizing the event, including Interior Design, Graphic & Web Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Animation students. “Our students are all so excited,” says Andrea Kolasinski Marcinkus, the campus’ Fashion Program Coordinator. “Level 257’s desire for something artistically out-of-the-box has opened up the possibilities for some incredibly exciting work. I really can’t wait to see how they create the event and the amazing pieces.”

“We are so happy with the wonderful reaction from the students to this idea,” Natalie Couzens, Level 257’s Marketing Manager adds; “a lot of people around the world are excited about such a unique show.

“This will be an amazing end to a year of celebration, with our opening in March, and the huge success of PAC-MAN’s™ 35th Birthday Bash in May.”

Tickets range from just $8 to $20 for luxury VIP , front row seats and can be purchase online from

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Level 257About Level 257TM
Inspired by NAMCO’s most famous creation PAC-MANTM and named for the legendary level 256 PAC-MANTM ‘split’ screen that few have ever experienced, Level 257TM is a multifaceted urban-chic space where food takes center stage and play is encouraged. The experience is all about being social – through food, drinks, nostalgia, and a little bit of friendly competition. The venue will continuously evolve; creating a destination that turns convention on its head to celebrate the culture of play. The dining experience is orchestrated to bring contemporary food and spirits to old school play.

The venue enables guests to dine and play without borders! Food and beverage service is available everywhere, with attentive waitstaff stationed throughout the venue.

For more information, visit or call 847-805-0257.

About The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg
The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Illinois Institute Art – Schaumburg, 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173. © 2015 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is

About Meet Chicago Northwest
Meet Chicago Northwest represents eight communities in Chicago’s northwest region as the official destination marketing organization for this area. Meet Chicago Northwest is the first convention bureau in Illinois to earn the prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) accreditation developed by Destination Marketing Association International.

Media and Bureau Contact:
Dave Parulo, President, Meet Chicago Northwest 847-490-1010

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