ChiArts holds two main events aimed at celebrating our current supporters and cultivating future donors each year. Our annual Silent Auction, “ChiArti Gras,” is held around February and encourages the spirit of giving in a fun, accessible environment.  Parents, guardians, and community members are invited to contribute by bidding on silent auction items, purchasing raffle tickets, or contributing to a Mardi Gras “giving mask.”

Kerfuffle!, ChiArts’ spring gala and presentation, welcomes supporters, arts partners, and civic leaders to a celebration of ChiArts’ past and future. 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.