ChiArts’ spring gala and presentation, Kerfuffle!, welcomes supporters, arts partners and civic leaders to a celebration of ChiArts’ past and future to raise funds in support of ChiArts’ conservatory programs. Student artists and performers display their talents throughout the evening through open studios, poetry stations, pop-up performances, and an opening feature on stage. The event includes a cocktail reception, elegant dinner buffet, and opportunities to explore various performance exhibits throughout the venue. Funds raised through Kerfuffle! are integral to continuing our tuition-free arts program, which serves over 600 students from all of Chicago’s 50 wards. ChiArts’ arts conservatories are wholly supported by individual, corporate, and foundation donations;, therefore, Kerfuffle! remains a vital component of ChiArts’ fundraising efforts.
April 27, 2017
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark Street
For questions regarding Kerfuffle! 2017 or to become an event sponsor, please contact Jessica Ramirez Welton, Director of Development, at email@example.com or 773-534-9729.
1. (NOUN): A COMMOTION OR FUSS
2. (TRANS VERB) TO PUT INTO DISORDER OR DISARRAY; RUFFLE OR DISARRANGE
SYNONYMS: BROUHAHA, HOOPLA, OUTBURST, RUCKUS[FROM SCOTTISH CURFUFFLE, CARFUFFLE, FROM SCOTTISH GAELIC CAR (TWIST, TURN) + FUFFLE (TO DISARRANGE)]
THE EVENING WILL BE A KERFUFFLE OF DANCE, CREATIVE WRITING, MUSIC, THEATRE, AND VISUAL ARTS FEATURING THE SCHOLAR-ARTISTS OF THE CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS.
We thank our Kerfuffle! 2017 sponsors
Presenting – $50,000
Top Performing – $25,000
Best Supporting – $10,000
Producers – $5,000
Stars – $2,500
Lisa Simmons and John Street*