ChiArti Gras

About ChiArti Gras

Organized by our Parent Support Organization (PSO), “ChiArti Gras” is ChiArts’ annual silent auction event. Welcoming parents, guardians, and community members, the Silent Auction encourages the spirit of giving in a fun, accessible environment. Guests are invited to contribute by bidding on silent auction items, purchasing raffle tickets, or contributing to a Mardi Gras “giving mask.” Showcasing a wide array of ChiArts talent, student performers are featured throughout the evening in a cabaret-style format.

ChiArti Gras 2017

Our second-annual parent-run silent auction, “ChiArti Gras,” welcomed nearly 160 ChiArts parents, guardians, staff, and friends to The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. Through the support of our guests, over $25,000 was raised for ChiArts’ five arts conservatories! A HUGE Thank You to our dedicated silent auction committee, parent volunteers, and event sponsors. We couldn’t have done this without you!

For questions regarding ChiArti Gras, to join the 2017-2018 planning committee, to make an in-kind gift, or to become a 2018 event sponsor, please contact Marley Dzis, Development Associate, at or 773-534-9710, ext. 12190.

We thank our 2017 ChiArti Gras sponsors!

Bourbon Street Sponsors

Stephanie and Barry Batson*
Dana and Lyle Berkowitz*

Leah Gordon*
Lisa and John Seda*

Frenchmen Street Sponsor

Lisa Simmons and John Street*

Royal Street Sponsor

Marlene Nakamura-Angulo and Isidro Angulo*
Pamela Narins and Eric Revels*

*ChiArts parents