This year Kerfuffle! will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Geraghty in the Pilsen neighborhood.

More information coming soon… in the meantime, below are some highlights form last year’s event!



    1. (Noun): A commotion or fuss  
    1. (Trans Verb): To put into disorder or disarray; ruffle or disarrange
  1. (Synonyms): Brouhaha, hoopla, outburst, ruckus

ChiArts’ annual spring benefit and presentation, Kerfuffle!, welcomes supporters, arts partners, and civic leaders 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.

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. 

For any questions regarding Kerfuffle! please contact Megan Sauve, Development Manager, at: or 773-534-0308